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!