Betty Crocker meets Macguyver (without the icky duct tape)
But I had to come on and confess that She-who-should-update-her-blog and Anj were right. Like this should have been a surprise?
See, two MDSWs ago we all bought some mohair/wool bumps of fiber from the same vendor. The two of them were both disappointed when they went home and spun theirs. I had no problems with mine at all. The thing is, we got several different colors among us. For me, the apple green and the multi color was just fine. They kept saying their's didn't feel clean, I kept saying mine was fine.
And then I
When I rinsed it, you'd think I'd been cooking KoolAid for all the color that washed away. Now I have clean mohair that is an orange I would not have bought (pretty, I suppose, for a Halloween pumpkin, but not the amazing copper I paid for).
In addition to that, I was helping out at Cloverhill this week so they could get some seasonal moves done, and in moving a bit of furniture, one of my very expensive, high class shoes (okay, it was a three dollar flip flop) got caught under the bookshelf and ripped apart. Of course this happened early in the day, and of course there wouldn't be a good time for me to go home and get new shoes. So I thought to myself "what would Macguyver do?"
I tried staples, but that only worked for about an hour before they ripped out again. So the next step was to try to tie the thing back together... if only I had some string or something....
I did eventually figure out the idiocy of thinking "if only I had some string or something" while standing in a yarn shop, grabbed some scraps that even matched the no-longer-flipping flop and tied it back together.
I felt very special all day.
Even thought I'm down eight ounces of fiber and one three dollar flop.
And now I gotta run - teaching a long spinning class today!