Thursday, May 14, 2009

Mary told me that she had Qivuit...


And that she would like to give it to me. I couldn't imagine anybody giving Qivuit away, so I assumed that she had some raw and although I would be so grateful to have it, that it would be a good deal of effort to clean it up.

Today she came into the shop and gave me a little bag with 3 - 10 gram packages of clean, wonderful, beautiful Qivuit fiber. I'm so thrilled. I now have enough to spin for a shawl. I doubt I'll finish it on a spindle, since I how have so much that it would take me at least another year to finish. Maybe I'll see if I can slow my wheel spinning down enough to do right by the fiber.

Thank you Mary, that was a thoughtful and kind gift. I really appreciate it.

More spinning tonight.. I haven't finished plying the last of the Cormo, but snuck 20 or 30 grams of Columbia into the lineup. I scoured and combed it, so I was really anxious to see how it spun. Much softer than I had anticipated, and also, as white as the driven snow. I think I'll Navajo ply it and make a nice pair of white socks.

I did one tier on the Targello deux. I am loving the Noro Silk Garden 205 colourway; it's really bright and beautiful. Very mojo restorative...

3 comments:

mtlaise said...

Wow. Qiviut. Happy Spinning!

Lori said...

WOW! what a gift!

Everytime I drive to Saskatchewan I pass 2 herds of buffalo near Drumheller and I always want to stop and ask about fiber...

Shelley said...

I have a lace flyer for my ashford traditional. If you have that wheel I'll loan you the flyer for a month. But only if I get to touch the qiviut ;)