A Very Spinny Update

As you can see from above, I’ve been doing a little bit of spinning over the past while and can you guess the common theme?  It may not be readily apparent from the photos but all these handspun yarns have at least a little bit of alpaca in them.

I realize that you’ve seen the first photo already in my last post but I’ve decided to share it again because I’m currently spinning another half a pound of that lovely alpaca/eri silk blend to use for weaving.  I’m planning to pair it up with the finished yarn in the second photo … some delightful alpaca locally grown by my friends in High Bank.  I hand carded and spun half a pound of this beautiful raw alpaca and think that it will make a truly decadent scarf when i’m all done spinning and weaving it up.  I have to say, while I still have a boat load to learn, I’m really enjoying my weaving projects.  They do take me some time to complete but they are oh, so worth it.

The last picture is just from today.  This is a combo spin of a gorgeous BFL/Silk batt that a friend gifted me, and some soft-as-a-cloud cashmere/alpaca/merino roving from Belfast Mini Mills.  I’m very happy with the pairing and I already know that this will knit into something to truly delight the senses.  Now what that will be, I’m still not sure … I’ll probably wait for it to let me know what it WANTS to be 😉

Now I’m off to start knitting on a pair of socks for ME.  I’ve got some Fleece & Harmony yarn in “Amber” that will make a perfect pair but more on that in another post …

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