Okay -- so I've owned llamas and alpacas for over 25 years. Okay -- so each year I get about 100 bags of fleece. Okay -- I've never made a single thing out of the fiber until January -- when Amanda introduced me to the "Knifty Knitter" hat loom
Okay -- so I've taken Tammy Duensing's spinning class 5 times. And still couldn't spin -- until today.
A small voice told me that I should "go for it." I bought some luscious white roving from Deanna Dobbs last week.
Today -- I sat down at my Ashford Traveller wheel and guess what people? I SPUN THE ROVING INTO YARN!
I had to call Amanda to remind me how to ply the yarn. I can't stand it. I can SPIN!
Here are the pix of the process: The "white cloud" is a pile of roving -- combed alpaca fiber.
That's my spinning wheel -- with the bobbin hanging crazy.
So after plying the yarn I wound it on the wooden dealie I bought at the MOPACA Show.
Then we have the finished yarn -- and the proud, red-faced spinner.
Would you just LOOK at the shimmer on that skein of yarn?
Oh -- and none of this could have been accomplished without the power drink pictured.
If I can learn to spin -- anyone can learn to spin. Next blog will surely have something that I made from my first skein of yarn. Wow. Just wow.
This old dog just learned a new trick.