Saturday, July 16, 2011

We Have Yarn

I've been spinning away as part of the Tour de Fleece and am very proud of the first results -- yarn that actually looks like yarn! I started with 2 ounces of alpaca roving from flatland alpacas

Linkand now have 80 yards of a DK-worsted weight alpaca yarn. It's extremely soft and fuzzy.

It was spun in double-drive mode, using a 13:1 whorl, two singles plied together, also in double-drive mode.

It's not perfect...the joins are a bit lumpy and it appears to be under-plied -- but spinning is a skill that improves with practice.

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