Saturday, 20 April 2013


I've been busy carding and spinning my big bag of alpaca recently.  I've still got a long way to go, but the first skein is done and I'm fairly pleased with it.  As it is my first time spinning longdraw the yarn is not entirely even although as a 3-ply this is really only noticeable in odd places.  The woollen technique also means that while this is a wonderfully squidgy yarn it is fairly hairy and might be a bit too tickly for some garments.
So, vital statistics:
Weight - 84g
Length - 54m
Fibre content - 85% alpaca 15% mohair and sparkle
WPI - 10
Obviously this is just an estimate, but when I've finished the bag I should have around 200m of lovely aran weight yarn.  All I need to do now is trawl Ravelry and get some ideas of what to make with it.  Oh and finish spinning the rest, of course!


Renee Anne said...

I brought Viktor out of his hidey-hole yesterday for some spinning action, too. He's been feeling neglected for awhile and Little Man was down for a nap so I thought, "why not?" and I'm almost done spinning a 4 oz braid onto two bobbins (hopefully equally). I'll ply them, put them on the niddy-noddy, soak them, thwack them, hang them to dry, and hope I have something useable in the end.

Hanrahan said...

Ooh lovely, I never quite know what I'm going to get but that's half the fun. It's usually useable for something.