Thursday, March 24, 2005

peaceful and fluffy

Yesterday was spent carding and separating alpaca into roving, and then spinning. Unfortunately i do nt posess the wonderful creations known as handcards...and am forced to rely on two (rather small) dog slicker brushes. Needless to say, the entire process takes a very long time. The wool itself doesn't even come out properly carded, and, instead of a lovely smooth yarn...i have a slubby one. I suppose it can be used for a hat. Everyone will admire it and admire the yarn, even though it's full of gnarls and slubs, just because it's handspun alpaca. No pictures yet of this yarn (still on the bobbin, and yet to be plied) but i can show you some rather delectable 2 Ply grey alpaca.
since this blog seems to have issues with actually showing my is the url. Not the best picture, but i think it depicts the fluffiness of the yarn (and it is very fluffy). When knitting this, it's of the utmost importance to remember to stop periodically and rub the yarn against your cheek. I sometimes wonder if the world wouldn't be a better place, if when someone gets angry, they could just stop and feel some fluffy alpaca yarn. Just drains it right out of you. After you you stay mad at something that soft?


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