Monday, May 07, 2007

The Silver Grey Alpaca is SPUN and PLIED!

Tonight, I finally finished spinning all the silver grey alpaca. SO SOFT. I really enjoyed working with it.

I started out with 8 ounces of roving. Now, I had 8 ounces of a spun single. So, I decided to ply two singles together to make a nice, chunky SOFT yarn. BEAUTIFUL!!!
Silver Alpaca Plied

And SO SOFT! I can't stop touching it!
Silver Alpaca SO SOFT

I'm planning on making a hat and scarf set for myself. After all, I deserve it! :)

I had a tiny bit of alpaca left after plying, so I plied it with a confetti wool single I had in my craft room. It turned out nice too.
Alpaca and Confetti Plied

Saturday, May 05, 2007

Silver Grey Alpaca Top - Handspun by Me!

Last night and tonight, I've been spinning some beautiful silver grey alpaca top I've had in my fiber stash for a long time. It is GLORIOUS to work with!
Silver Alpaca Top - Spinning Yarn

Friday, May 04, 2007

More Spinning!

I've really enjoyed spinning in the past week. I think a fire must have been lit under my spinning chair! I can't seem to do anything else! I haven't even been KNITTING this week!

Here are some photos showing my spinning this week:

Purple Merino on the wheel
Purple Merino

Purple Merino on the bobbins
Handspun Purple Merino Wool Yarn

Purple Merino wet and drying to set the spin on my PVC Niddy Noddy
Purple Merino Wool Yarn - Setting Spin

Purple Merino finished, and ready to be mailed to a friend on the Knitting Help Forum
Purple Merino Skeined

A one ounce sample of merino silk, in the color "Autumn", handspun on my Ashford Traditional spinning wheel
Autumn Merino Silk

Tonight, I'm working on some beautifully soft silver alpaca I've had in my stash for a while. I'll post some photos of that soon.