…and more lace weight yarn!


Surprise! I spun more lace weight yarn this weekend. I actually made 266 yards (3 ozs) of this stuff last weekend, but I liked it so much I spun another 180 yards (2 ozs) last night.

Yarn - Lace weight white 2

This yarn is 100% alpaca, a fleece given to us by the breeder who sold us our first alpacas. It really lends itself to lace weight yarn, though I couldn’t tell you why. It’s in the character of the fiber, maybe it is particularly fine or has very long staples (that’s the length of each individual hair).

Yarn - Lace weight white 3 Yarn - Lace weight white 1

Lately I just haven’t been able to ply on my wheel. Maybe I’m not consistent enough when I spin, or maybe I’m not patient enough when I ply. Either way, the only balanced yarn I’ve been making lately has come off my drop spindle.

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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4 Responses to …and more lace weight yarn!

  1. geri says:

    Either way, it IS beautiful!

  2. maureen15 says:

    This looks so luscious! How did you learn to spin? I am interested in taking it up especially after seeing this post

    • You should try it! It’s quite relaxing. I learned on a drop spindle from the owner of a local yarn and fiber store, but mostly from YouTube. I spun for a year or so on my drop spindle before upgrading to a wheel. One of the most fun things is deciding you want to make something using lace weight yarn, realizing you don’t have any, and then just spinning some yourself!

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