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 🙂