As you can well imagine, I was very excited to pick up my bags of angora roving for the spring festivals. I had kept 1/2 of it out to process here myself on the Patrick Green carder and this other half, I sent off to my usual processor.
With anticipation, I pulled out my scale and set about winding the rovings into one ounce balls........OH DEAR!!!
What I found when I dug into 3 of the four bags were rovings that were full of pills...aacckkkkkkk!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am devastated! I spoke with the processor and she didn't notice that the fiber was different than usual. I am not one to complain or whine.......and I didn't........but I just don't know how she could have missed this?? I am just sick about it.
This was to be what I would have for sale this spring at the fiber festivals, but I can't in all honesty, sell anything, full price, that I would not want to buy myself.
Thankfully, I kept 1/2 of it out to process myself, and what I have finished has come out nice
Sooooooo.........to anyone who is interested in giving angora a try or would love some for felting, this angora will be selling for 2.00 an ounce instead of the usual 6.00 I can vouch for what wonderful fiber this is to make felted mittens. It looks like I will be making a lot of felted mittens for the fall fairs.
Ugghh......Even though the sun came out today.........it feels like that black cloud is following me...aacckkk......<grin>
Hopefully, I will smile a bit more tomorrow :(