And we have another hand spinner!


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.

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 And we have another hand spinner!

  1. geri says:

    Thanks for the press! I am honored to be considered as the half with only spinning for almost 3 months, thanks to Kir’s patience and instruction. Being a perfectionist, I am still really S…L…O…W but I am pushing myself to be more adept for sheering season – yeah!!

    Aunt Geri

    • No no no! I’m the half! You spin way more than I do at the moment. I’m still up to my eyeballs in house repairs. Which Mom managed to subtly remind me, you also have 🙂

      Perfectionism is a burden. But look how WELL you yarn turned out

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