In general I would say that I got really lucky when it comes to my relationship with my husband. In our relationship I have the “good” parents. His Dad is okay when he’s sober, but his mom drives us both insane. However, I got a phone call on Friday that made me feel 2% better about my Mother-in-law. Her friend had her alpaca shorn and for some reason couldn’t sell the raw fiber, so she just gave what my mother-in-law described as “some” fiber. She called to ask if I wanted it. HAS SHE MET ME? I may not be the best spinner, but I’ll take free fiber any day! Apparently her definition of “some” and mine vary wildly. Here it the picture my husband sent me:
That is ten POUNDS of raw alpaca fiber!!!!!!!!!! I like her slightly more now. 🙂 But this means I have a massive amount of cleaning, carding, and spinning to do this summer. I really want to spin some up for a sweater that was in Spin-Off magazine. Do you see a pattern here?