Today I get to show off some of Aunt Geri’s yarn. She has refined her cabled and multi-ply yarn techniques into a fine art. Her two newest yarns used alpaca fiber from Loredo, a friend’s alpaca (the one with sort of lumpy roving) and bamboo silk.
Both yarns are 75% alpaca, 25% bamboo, and they are soft soft soft. I think they’re cabled yarns (where you ply single strands together, then ply the resulting yarn with something else again), but that’s just a guess, Mom has them down at the ranch. I’ve never had the patience to do cables, to be honest.
Aunt Geri has also been making beaded yarns, which Mom has already knit up into lovely cowl-type scarves. “Brittany Strikes Gold” has tiny gold seed beads, and “Shards of Merlin” has tiny opalescent beads.
Phew! We clearly need to feature her work more often! She creates so many beautiful yarns, hats, scarves and felted art objects that it’s hard to keep up some times!