Well, while I’m busy pulling hanks from cones of Phydlbitz Sock and Merino/Cashmere/Nylon sock yarn, Mr. Mail Carrier brought an unexpected box!
It is from my friend Dez who used to have a fiber shop in Baton Rouge. While preparing to move soon to the Pacific Northwest, she’s been sifting and sorting …. and packing … and sifting and sorting … and … well, if you’ve moved house you know what’s involved. Anyway, she found this little collection of unsold yarns from her yarnshop days and sent it to me, telling me to “Dye and Sell”.
Here are the details from the labels:
The labels say Approx 3oz — well, I weighed them — they range from 3.5 to 4.0 ounces, so the yardage is likely more than the 250 yards indicated. It is about a sport weight (figuring 350 yards per 4.oz hank, at 1400 yards per pound) It is all undyed.
I did my due diligence to get more information from the company, but apparently they have no active Web site, and I can’t find them on Ravelry or Etsy, either. BUT, I did learn from an old news story that Sandy Steffy had 25 alpacas at her little farm in Bush, Louisiana. So this yarn came from small-business family farming and was mill-processed (doesn’t look handspun).
My quandary — do I dye it and sell the resulting dyes? Or do I sell it undyed? Or (inspiration just slapped me upside the head), do I combine this with some of the superwash worsted Alpaca to make a super awesome shawl on the Tri-Loom (and then sell the resulting loveliness)? 😀