Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Finished Custom Spinning Order


I just finished and listed in my shop a custom order for Linda. She wanted 300 yards of this blend. I ended up with 3 skeins, one with 104 yards more than she needed. It came out really nice, softer than I expected although it has some Shetland in it. I get really anxious about adding anything to the alpaca because I don't want to take away from it's natural characteristics. This alpaca fiber came from Marianne, well, actually it came from three of her alpacas: Chewbaca, Tobasco, and Weatherby (a Suri). At her mill Suzanne added about 15% Shetland wool. It was very easy to spin and wanted to be rather light weight - DK probably. The 165 yard skeins weighed 2 ounces each.


Beadbug's Boutique said...

Your Alpacas are just beautiful! They have the sweetest faces! And soulful eyes.

Sheknits said...

Are these animals as lovable as they look or are looks deceiving??The pictures are sooooo cute!

Gina said...

I'm here because of the article in the Morning Sun. I don't live in the area anymore but my Mom forwarded it to me. It was a lot of fun to read about a knitter from my hometown.

Pamala Rose said...

as always, beautiful spinning :)

HobbyZu said...

I so want an alpaca! That yarn came out gorgeous! :-)

Idyeroving said...

They are so cute! I just love Weatherby.

Stephanie said...

Thanks so much for the comment on our blog!

Could you please settle a debate I'm having with my friend, Brooke...Do Alpacas spit on people, like camels do? (random question, huh?)

All the best,

LazyTcrochet said...

Ohh very nice! Tobasco is charming.

Marianne said...

After buying your yarns I just had to visit your blog to see where my yarns came from !
It is so nice to see how you live with all the animals at the farm.
Instead of Alpaca's we have dwarfgoats, they make you smile most times, but sometimes.....well lets just say they make you say things that are not so nice :-)