Sunday, April 22, 2007

Rose Gray Yarn

This fiber was grown by Rouge, a very handsome alpaca who lives in Michigan. While my dearest friend, Maryanne, owned him, he came here for a breeding visit. He also got to go to an alpaca show in Davisburg, Michigan last spring. As you can probably see from Rouge's picture, his
fleece has lots of variations and shades of the rose gray.

The fiber that I used to spin this particular skein of yarn was rather dark but has light colors running through it. It was great fun to spin.

Occasionally after I spin up a skein, I just have to knit a swatch (don't you think that sounds like a dirty word?).

I used U.S. # 9 needles and did sort of a knit 2 together, yarn over pattern because I thought this would make a lovely lacey scarf or shawl.

My intention was to list this in my Etsy shop but they have the site down again until about 4 or 5 this evening. At least that's what the announcement was when I tried to log in. This is going to make a lot of people angry. Because it's reasonably new (about 2 years old, I think) they do have a lot of problems. The site is growing faster than the management can keep up. This is an excellent online place to shop for handmade items. They do allow commercial supplies that they are going to keep separate. I am thrilled to have an outlet for my yarn 'cause as I've mentioned again and again I love to spin.


Peggy said...

I've not had the opportunity to spin alpaca yet. After seeing your beautiful yarn, I look forward to the day I feel confident enough in my spinning to do so. The yarn is gorgeous!!!!

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