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Oct
2014
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all alpaca, all the time

I post little snippets about what’s happening, and what I’m working on, each Wednesday.


I’ve been working on two projects, knitting my alpaca coat, and spinning some alpaca yarn.

knitting

On my alpaca coat, I’m about 3/4 of the way done with the second front, and kind-of-sort-of hoping against hope that I’ll be able to start the first sleeve this weekend.

spindle spun ball of yarn

Awhile back a friend gave me, what I thought was 8 ounces of alpaca fiber, but that turned out to be 12. I started spinning it back in July, and that ball there is the first three ounces of fiber – spun on my drop spindle.

After getting through 3 ounces I realized that spinning the rest of this on a drop spindle with actually take forever, so a friend (the same one who gave me the fiber) is letting me spin the rest on her miniSpinner. It’s like magic, and I kind of might want one. I’ll try to remember pictures next time I go over to use it.

That’s all I’m working on. Spinning and knitting, all alpaca, all the time.

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