I wasn’t completely unproductive over the holiday break. In addition to a whole lot of sleeping and eating, I spun a few hundred yards of this lovely grey yarn.
It’s 50% baby alpaca, 25% Mikayla’s fiber and 25% Loredo’s fiber (he belonged to the ranch that sold us our alpacas). “Baby alpaca” roving, which does not have to come from actual baby alpacas, is the softest grade of alpaca fiber. I spun (marled) the baby alpaca roving with Mikayla’s fiber in one single, then I spun the baby alpaca with Loredo’s fiber for the other single. The finished 2-ply yarn is one of the softest I’ve ever made, with a gentle variegated color that matches its luscious texture.
This is the first yarn I’ve spun with a specific project in mind. It will be my second project, ever, that I crochet using my own handspun yarn. Which is a little surprising, since I’ve spun miles of yarn. It’s coming along nicely, but I’m not letting the cat out of the bag until Monday on this one 🙂
Course I’m reading backwards so I already know what you made. The wool does look soft.
Baby alpaca is so soft. It has a tendency to want to fly away as you spin it, but it’s worth the trouble.
I’m plying my Alpaca/silk mix at the moment. When I’ve got a skein, I’ll post a pic of it and you can see how it turned out. It sure does get up my nose, it’s so fine and fluffy!
I can’t wait to see it! It does get up your nose, but it’s worth it.
I am FINALLY reading ……………backwords too! Love the baby grey!! We are kind of in the same spot – I havent spun in weeks but am still knitting at night. Really need to string beads for the 2 bobbins of Marcello that are waiting……………but, my left brain has taken over in order to deal with the mountain of tax returns that await me!!
Eeew. Taxes. Yeah, that’s going to be harder this year with the house and all.
Yeah, definitely in left brain mode. And chewing through projects! I’m going to have to stop and think of something new to work on here pretty fast.