Magical color changing alpacas

I’ve been spinning up a mess of that Peppermint sprinkles yarn. About halfway through the process, I finished Morocco’s fleece from last year and started on this year’s fiber. Unfortunately, despite coming from the same alpaca, skeins made from last year’s fiber are an entirely different color from this year’s fiber.

What the…? Yeah, that’s what I said. I’m guessing the amount of sun an alpaca gets, the amount of weather they are exposed to, their age, and even slight differences in processing at the mill all combined to give Mo’s fiber a different tint. I’m not totally surprised…just sort of miffed. I have a bunch more spinning to do to get matching skeins of 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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