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!