"United we bargain, divided we beg."

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Fleece at the Framer's Market

I'm so very proud of my daughter Rowan. She has worked extremely hard this year and has succeeded in taking the raw alpaca fleece from it's natural state to the beautiful display you see above. She washed it, dried it, dyed it, carded it, and spun it on a drop spindle. She has spent something like thirty hours on it so far. Her yarn is truly a lovely finished product.

Unfortunately, although she sat at the farmer's market all day long, spinning, she made only.... $1.00. That's right. One. That right there is why we had to get rid of the alpacas.


Anonymous said...

That alpaca fleece looks absolutely beautiful and I have no idea why it all wasn't grabbed up by people.
Lea-Anne in oz

Aimee said...

Thank you Lea-Anne. It was a slow day. She's going to try again next week.

Penelope said...

I'm super proud of rowan too! As you know, we've been going thru the same process here and let me tell you, it's a bitch and a half. Atleast if it doesn't sell rowan has all her Christmas presents done.