Thursday, September 29, 2011

For Chris

I feel very bad that I have not had much of a chance to spin fiber for Chris.  Not sure if you remember or not, but I have been spinning 1 pound of each of her alpacas' fleece.  Her sister is then crocheting the yarn into a bed spread for Chris.  With life getting a little in the way, I have not had much free time here lately to spin the alpaca.  Just last month though, I made it a point to make a little more time for this project.

On the bottom, is the last skein of Canty and the top is the first skein of Camigula.  Have to say, Camigula's fleece is absolutely divine and I love how well it spins!
The next skein of Camigula will have some sparkly added!  Not sure if it will be dyed or not.  That could be fun though!

Had to drive up to Lexington during the morning rush hour this week.  I completely have forgotten what rush hour is like and I was lucky to have my little cowl project to keep me busy at the Harrodsburg Rd / New Circle Rd cross over mess.  In all honesty, the traffic moved fairly smoothly until coming to this point and then a little further down the road there was a wreck.  Outside of that not much of an issue.  Mind you, I don't EVER want to have to willing drive in rush hour traffic again unless I absolutely have to!

This is what has been keeping me busy for the past week.  A monster of a fleece that was just dying to be cleaned and dyed!

Before dying the locks are separated and then painted with care and a bit of whimsy.  They have a lovely 6 inch or more staple and I can't wait to spin up a sample from the left overs!

After drying they are bundled into 1/2 ounce lots ready for the show season to start next week.  I promise to add them to the etsy site after show season is over;)

1 comment:

Delighted Hands said...

Beautiful alpaca! The cowl is going to be very pretty; the new fleece packages are very fun!

Other Fun Facts..................

I taught myself to knit by watching a woman while on a flight from Scotland to the USA in 1996.

I taught myself how to spin yarn Feb 15th, 2007. I think I've done fairly well:)

'Lunabud' is a combination of two dogs' names I was loved by, Buddy and Luna:)