Does this count as 'stash'?
I've had some fun lately reading other people's blogs about their "stash" of fiber and yarn! and it got me wondering - does the fiber I dye for our business count as stash??
There's about 110 skeins of pencil roving here-although they don't all show in this photo, they are lined up three deep! Yes, I am fortunate that I get to play with all of it, but for the most part I have it ready and awaiting orders!
Here's a bit more - in process - its drying, and getting ready to be skeined off. Each batch (8 skeins) takes about 2 hours to dye, 3 hours for the dye to 'set' on the fiber, and then a day to dry in this format, then another day or two to dry once its skeined. Its a fun process - despite being time consuming ! and the smell of white vinegar (the mordrant) eventually does fade :)
I found a great pattern by Sidair to knit a cardigan out of the unspun pencil roving - I'll be starting that soon.
One of these days, I'll get brave and take a picture of my fiber and yarn stash! Hah!