I started by sorting each color into a bag. Then I pulled out the intact locks from each color into their own storage bag, then carded the remainder and put it into a bag of its own. There are a couple of bunches that are blindingly bright (a lime green and a hot red), but the others are "calming down" considerably when they're carded.
I've only got about half of it sorted, picked, carded, and stored and it's already bigger than the box it came in! Meg really packed that box full! But I have a class of Chinese exchange students to give a demo/class to on Wednesday afternoon, a beginning spinner who needs to get some fiber to experiment with at Spinning Our Wheels on Wednesday, and a new spinner to get started at Westside Wednesday. Meg didn't give me the details on what breed the sheep are, but there is some VERY nice fiber in here!
Despite all the fiber prep going on, I have actually done some knitting. Case in point is this sample sock for StitchJones. Sharon has this pattern for sale, but the picture on the printout has another company's yarn. Big No-No for an indie dyer! And this lonely only will be on display at Sock Summit on a couple of weeks.
Speaking of Sock Summit, a bunch of the PDX Knit Bloggers met with Tina and Stephanie last Wednesday to get our volunteer assignments. Man, have they got stuff planned down to the last itty-bitty detail! There are spreadsheets, and notes, and computer files, and display boards, and post-it notes, and color-coding, and indexed tabs. They've got more office supplies than Staples! And we heard about stuff that isn't on the Sock Summit website. This is going to be serious fun! And, it's coming up in barely 3 weeks!
Which means that I really need to get knitting on this if I want to wear it there.
A top-down, round yoke, short sleeve cardigan, knit in a wool/nylon blend from Yarnia on size 6 circulars. Will I make it in time? And more, importantly, will it fit? And, yes, I SWATCHED.