Saturday, June 4, 2011

I Had No Idea It Would Be So Soft

The other day the post office left a notice to pick up a box.  I saw it was from Danni from the blog "On the way to critter farm . . ."  I was excited, but, alas, life has been in the way so I wasn't able to get it right away.

This morning, my husband was going that direction, so he was nice enough to stop at the post office and pick up the box.  As he handed it to me, he said, "Be careful.  It's heavy."  It was NOT heavy!  I opened the box and here's what I found! 

Fiber from Kai the Llama!!

Chocolate from Danni!!

One of the blogs listed on the side of my blog is Danni's excellent and entertaining blog about her life in Oregon with her animals.  A few weeks ago, her llama Kai got a haircut.  Kai had quite a coat of fiber (hair, fur, whatever).  Danni generously offered to share some with blog readers here. 

Here's what a bag of Kai Llama's fiber looks like.  

Kinda like furry chocolate.  I didn't know what to expect when I took it out of the bag.  It's SOFT.  And dense.  And soft.  If there's some coarser fiber in there, I haven't felt it yet.   It's really very soft. 

Oh.  That's what I'm planning to do with this fiber.   Felt it.  On soap.  I make cold process soap from scratch.  I have some soaps that are sitting around waiting for a new home.  I think those soaps will make excellent experiments with Kai Llama's fiber.  I've studied up on how to do it.  It doesn't look difficult.  It looks like it takes patience.  I'll take a dose of it before I get started and then I'll report back.  I owe that to Kai, you know. 

I have another project that will take a couple of weeks of my time and then I'll be felting away on soap with Kai's fiber.  I'll take photos and notes and let you know how it goes.

To Kai Llama and Danni:  THANK YOU!!  THANK YOU!!  THANK YOU!!

I can already report on the chocolate Kit Kat bars from Danni:


  1. I love this post! I giggled my way all the way through it! So happy it made you happy. Kind of a win-win situation for us both! Kai (and I) can't wait to see how your felted soap turns out! xoxo

  2. very very cool. Now you are going to be a spinner as well as a quiltmaker, sewing enthusiast, soap and lotion maker, felter....etc NEED I GO ON? Whew, such energy


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