A few weeks ago, I pulled out the drum carder and went stash diving. I needed to create special blend for my Secret Stash Swap pal. I recreated a blend I made in a workshop I did at Countrywool a few years ago. I blended 2/3 merino-mohair top with 1/3 merino-tencel top and passed it through the carder twice. I ended up making 4 1.5 ounce batts for my pal. I added some tiny tins of tea and sent the package off before I left for California.
Since we are not traveling for Thanksgiving, or cooking much for dinner at home on Thursday, I will be be pulling out the dyes and dye pots next week to make my next blend for my pal extra special.
In other news, Toni remembers me and spent some time sitting on Mr. Greenjeans, but Eliza runs away every time I get close to her. Usually, Eliza demands snuggles as soon as David or I get home from work. Tonight, she acted like she wanted to snuggle, but she sidled away every time I reached out to her. I'm finally going to be home for most of a month; perhaps seeing me every day will remind her that I am one of her humans.