a goat from Pamir mountains
March 17, 2015
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one day i went to the post-office and fetched a package that looked like this:
This is how posted parcels looked like in f. Soviet Union when I was little – you were supposed to sew it all in a white cloth with white thread and postal lady would seal it with brown pitch stamps. And they still look like that in Tajikistan. Because this parcel is from my former gene bank colleague from Dushanbe! I worked there on the Tajik gene bank development project three years ago. Together with the most hospitable, generous and kind people in the world.
And now they send me 2 kg of local goat fiber! (they kept asking me what I want and I said that little piece of some local wool would be perfect)
It is softest and fluffiest kid mohair. First I quickly ran it on a drum carder and then comb with my mini-combs
First portion of the yarn
Heavy, smooth and silky stuff.
I am thinking of a large woven throw-plaid sort of a thing (I would need three times more yarn) , we’ll see.