Ever wonder what the oldest fiber in your stash is? That idea bit me this past weekend and I went hunting. I found all kinds of things and remembered all kinds of adventures and stories. But as far as old, here’s what I found:
Oldest stash contenders
Barely old, 6-7 years, and I wish you were still dyeing:
Pippi Kneesocks : Willy Wonka Johnny (bottom), Gene (top)
Old, 9-10 years, and has passed the biz to the next generation:
Woolgatherings dyed by Sandy Sitzman
Her daughter-in-law Kate now dyes and runs Woolgatherings.
My oldest that I can find – my best guess is 15-17 years old, from Lambspun in Ft Collins, Colorado. These have moved to at least 3 different states with me.
Merino. cashmere and silk (top), merino and silk (bottom)
The cashmere blend on top is a little worse for wear, but still spinnable.
Now it’s your turn, what’s the oldest fiber in your stash?