Studded snows

Winter has decided to smack us around a bit. They’re forecasting 4-8 inches of snow for us today and this evening. It’s hard on the animals, because on Monday it was 80 degrees F, and today it’s snowing with a forecasted low of 17 degrees F tomorrow morning. Quick weather changes like that always throw everyone off, especially the horses.

But in honor of our first serious snow storm of the season, I’m sharing with you one of my favorite yarns, “Studded Snows”. The “marketing” department (aka Mom) always vetoes my awesome yarn names by the time they make it into the store, but that doesn’t stop me from trying.

This is a special order for a friend’s sister. This particular friend has sold the scarf right off of her own neck at least three times for us! We are lucky to have her as a friend.

The yarn is spun from Mikayla’s fiber. It’s two ply, very light weight. The beads are strung onto a black silk embroidery thread, which is plied with the two alpaca singles (see here for details on spinning with beads). I use two sizes of beads, to add to the texture of the piece.

About cliffhousealpacas

Once upon a time, my dad drove by some funny looking animals standing on little dirt hills in a field. Thus, the dream of an alpaca ranch was born. Now, we are embarking on a grand adventure of raising alpacas and becoming fiber artists.
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2 Responses to Studded snows

  1. D. F. says:

    Better late than never (reply-wise)…this “particular friend” has just put in the mail the latest installment of “studded snows” from Mikayla, the dark version, to the sister who will give it to her daughter-in-law for Christmas, who, will, in turn, absulutely love it. Thanks so much to all of you (and Mikayla of course) for this beautiful piece.

    • Awesome! You are most welcome. It’s one of my favorite yarns to make, and when it’s going to a good home, even better.

      Side note: thanks for backing me up on the yarn’s name! Now even Mom is calling it “studded snows”, and it had many other names before that one. Sometimes a name just sticks, and you know you have it.

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