Aunt Geri’s first yarn arrived in the mail this week! It is b-e-a-u-tiful. She’s named it “Desert Rain”, which is a lovely name for the soft blue and pastels (as someone who thinks about yarn names quite a bit, I know…).
It’s a blend of 54% hand-dyed merino, 46% suri alpaca. I love how well she nailed the twist while plying! And I’m a little of jealous of the fluffiness. That’s partly the merino’s character; it tends to cling together nicely and is light and fluffy.
Aunt Geri spins for at least an hour a day, on a wheel she picked up last time she was down in town (since, erm, I still have her wheel). We’ll be sending her some of our newly processed alpaca roving in black, white and grey.
Wow. Two handspinners! Well, maybe more like one and a half (me being the half). My plying calluses are peeling off my fingers from disuse. Anyway, now we’ll have spinning solidarity at our artist shows.