I went to see my friend Marge today! It’s always such fun to see her. We usually paint at her studio, but not today. My husband helped her hook up her TV and things.
She gave me a few cookie tins and one of them was full of Kapok fibre! YAYYY! It’s a short staple plant fibre. It comes from the Kapok tree seeds or from the tree itself. (link to learn-y stuff)
It’s SO soft and SO warm!!!! It can’t be spun by itself, since the fibres don’t like to stick together.. maybe blended with something….It smells a bit like camphor! 🙂 We shall see, if it doesn’t want to spin, then I will fill something with it. It’s hypo-allergenic and biodegradable and knowing my friend it’s organic as well! 🙂
When I came home, there was a package waiting in front of my house. Squeeeeeeee! A package! 🙂 And it was FOR ME!
Alice from California Custom Crafts told me she was going to send me some yarn for charity, but
first off I didn’t expect it to come so soon
and second off I didn’t expect it to be so wonderful! Sock yarn! (except the yellow of course! that is something else and will be another hat probably) So pretty colours! Lots of warm people this winter! I have to step up my game to work through all this! 🙂
In the package was also a skein of yarn for me 🙂 YAYYY warm feet for me as well!
And the spindle I am trading with her for! (For my collection) I haven’t sent out my part of the trade, because we wanted to see how her new spinner would work out and then either trade for fibre or yarn…
and some pretty stitchmarkers! In a pretty little bag!
DO I HAVE THE BEST FRIENDS EVER, OR WHAT?
Oh what an exciting day! 🙂
I’m snoopy-dance happy! 🙂 just had to share with all of you!