Rocker Gurl Yarn


I’ve been thinking about the design of this yarn for so long that I actually thought I HAD spun it already. I don’t really love pink, as a rule, but I picked up this rich and colorful silk roving over a year ago and was inspired to ply it with Brittany’s black for a bold, yet fun yarn. At the time, I still spun all my yarn on the drop spindle, and had none of the many miles of yarn I now have under my belt.

I’m calling it “Rocker Gurl”, because correct spelling should be optional (and that’s how Mom pronounces “girl” when talking to the alpacas anyway). I spun the black single, or strand, very bulky and loose so that it would stay fluffy. The pink single I spun tight, thin, and strong. When I plied the two, I got that characteristic “bubble yarn” look I’m so in love with.

What do you think? Too bold? A little too crazy? I certainly wouldn’t call it subtle, but now that I have around 265 yards of the stuff, I’m hoping it’s not going to sit around in the closet for years.

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 Rocker Gurl Yarn

  1. I’d love to make fingerless gloves out of this one. hell yeah its a sexy yarn!

    • Why thank you! I’ve been wanting to make it for awhile. It came out perfectly balanced on top of being supremely fluffy. I can’t take the credit for the fluffy, but I’m proud of the balance.

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