They have been nearly 3 years in the making, but I’ve finally done it, the alpaca socks are done, and it’s a good job too because all of a sudden it is fffreezing here. These socks are completely indoor socks and have been doing a wonderful job keeping my feet toasty while I sit on the sofa and knit. Also they are so soft and lovely, I can highly recommend the Artesano Inca Cloud, in fact I could quite happily just wrap myself up in the stuff and wait for this cold snap to pass.
I’m still having a lovely time getting to know my spinning wheel. Despite having a couple of frustrating moments, I have completed my first bobbin and am now about halfway into my second. The fibre is a British Breeds blend I got from Fondant Fibre a couple of weeks ago, split end to end to make a (hopefully) striping 2 ply. With any luck it should be done by the end of the week, it certainly looks like having a wheel will be good for production!