Yarn – Black Lace


I finished my first batch of yarn using mill-processed roving! I’m calling it, for simplicity’s sake, “Black Lace”.

I haven’t “unboxed” my postage scale yet (in the words of the instructions that came with my spinning wheel), so I don’t know how many ounces of yarn I made. It is 215 yards, though, more than enough for a small project.

I will now grudgingly admit that working with mill processed roving is easier than using the stuff we card ourselves. It was consistent, tangle free, and clean. Ours is usually…clean. I feel kind of like those gourmet coffee drinkers that refuse to go to Starbucks. It’s easier, faster, and cheaper to use the mill, but without all that sweat, blood and tears, is the end product as nice?

Erm. Honestly, it might be nicer. Sweat, blood, and tears tend to goo up the yarn.

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 Yarn – Black Lace

  1. Judith Forsythe says:

    Beautiful!!!

    • Judy! Hi!

      Thanks! Are you still interested in getting some yarn? We have a bunch of brown and white roving prepared for that project. Mom and I may need to cut the middle man out of the situation (Dad fail), and get a hold of you.

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