Friday, August 9, 2013

Fiber Arts Friday: Pay-it-Forward, part 4

The fourth and last of my 2013 Facebook Pay-it-Forward Projects is finished and received.  :-)

I had finished up my third Pay-it-Forward project and was still trying to figure out what to do for my last one.

She's Hubba's cousin.  She's a knitter.  She's a gardener.  So I had a lot of ideas, but nothing was really grabbing me.... Then she called me up asking for a little advice and maybe some help.  :-)

She has a very funny, very cute dog named Dr. Seuss.  Doc is a Newdle.... not like our Noodle.  No, Doc is a Newfoundland-Poodle mix in a gorgeous chocolate brown.

photo borrowed from Hubba's cousin

He gets groomed once each month and she decided to keep the combed-out fur this time.  He was freshly washed and she was curious if it could be spun, so she tried a little, then called me wanting to know how to store the fur.... and then wondered if it was weird to be thinking about spinning and knitting dog fur...  lol.  You all know who she was talking too, so you know what my answer was.  ;-)

We talked a little about how to let the fiber dry and then how to store it.  She is planning to keep the next few combings and we agreed to get together this summer and I would show her how to prepare and spin it.

She's not a spinner (yet), so I had a little light bulb... the thing I would do for her is send her a drop spindle, a little bit of prepared wool and the link to a specific YouTube video.

That way, when we get together we will both have spindles to work with.  :-)

I'm feeling a little bit brilliant.  :-)

Happy Fiber Arts Friday!


katie metzroth said...

jolly good idea! you're a genius!

Vivian said...

I hope your recipient will catch the spinning bug, should be a lot of fun turning her dog's fiber into yarn.

AllyB said...

Genius! Like teaching someone to fish instead of giving them the fish...a useful skill that will last a lifetime.

Cathy said...

What a great idea, enabling and empowerment. Brilliant! :D

Chrisknits said...

How wonderful she has you to help her. I love her newdle. I have two Mini Goldendoodles, which aren't very mini. They are the best dogs.

WonderWhyGal said...

Perfect Pay it Forward gift! The gift of spinning is priceless especially if it means you can spin together.