Thursday, August 21, 2008

Drop Spindle of Awesome

This is the end result of my drop spindle project. It might have taken forever, but I really enjoyed it, and the plying went really quickly. So now I have shiny yarn, which I will be mailing out tomorrow. Huzzah!

Saturday, August 09, 2008

More pictures

This is the shiny yarn that was on sale tht I bought in Philly for $3 a skein.

And these are the koigu mill ends:

And this is a spinning project I've been doing on my drop spindle. I'm going to ply it together on my wheel. It's merino wool:


So a friend of mine for whom I'm making a scarf has a friend with an alpaca farm. My friend thought it would be cool if his scarf were made out of yarn from his friend's alpacas, consider he's hung out with these alpacas before.

The fleece from the first cut had already been spun, but he had stuff from the second cut, which is of lower quality, which he was willing to sell to me for a really good price assuming I could spin with it, otherwise I was to just keep it.

It came on Thursday. I tried spinning it, and it worked. Here's a shot of it in the bag:

And here it is on the table, where you can get a better idea of scale:

I love my giant mass of alpaca.

By the way, this is the roving I bought in June that I can't knit with :)