Caramel Creme


Hello everyone! Hope you had a good holiday, and thanks for joining us again in this new year. Boy, do I have some great posts lined up for you. Being at the ranch means I get to share in the alpaca antics, so I’ve got some stories for you. We’ve had an escape, hurricane force winds, a new spinning wheel, and the usual adorable goofing around…

Today, though, I only have time for a quick post about my most recent yarn: Caramel Creme.

Mom found a tiny amount of Tulip’s fleece tucked away into a corner. To stretch it out (and just for fun), we blended it with a white merino/silk roving. We ran it through the carder twice to get an even mix.

We had this one named before I even started spinning it. It is delicious. I liked it so much, I spun it more on the bulky, chunky side.

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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4 Responses to Caramel Creme

  1. Karen says:

    Gorgeous, Kir! I love Tulip’s fiber! I’ve been having knitting camp at our ranch (not at all a ranch…though there has been a hilarious story on the local news about a goat on the lam for the last week or so) and keep on identifying yarns that I’m using that could replaced by yarn from your ‘pacas!

    • Karen!! Hey! Thanks! I really like this yarn. My only regret is that I let it sit overnight. Sometimes when you do that the twist relaxes right out of the singles, then when you ply them, the finished product is kinda ropey.

      Anyway, are you still up in the frozen north? Knitting is the perfect hobby for winter…though I seem to recall you were a natural at spinning. Spinning is also a winter time activity…ever thought of making your own yarn?

      • Karen says:

        I’m pretty sure that if I was still in the Fort I would be making my own yarn because I would be camping out in your living room getting your expert assistance at least a couple times a week! Know any spinners in Minnesota that would be willing to get me over the hump of feeling like I could do it on my own? Or I suppose I could just buck up and be self-taught like you. :-p

        I’ve been making baby hats that look like OWLS! You would love them! http://www.spudandchloe.com/patterns/hoot-hat/ I’m imagining Merlin yarn for the eyes/ear tufts and Tulip yarn for the head crest in the future….

      • OMG. Adorable! Is it weird that I want one? Oh heck yeah, we can do that. I don’t think you’d need very much yarn either.

        Do you have a local yarn store that offers spinning classes? That would be a great way to go, since you’ve abandoned us 🙂

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