Wednesday, July 23, 2014

TDF 2014-Day 17

I tackled the making of yarn today!   Plying the two bobbins of singles spins together much more quickly.   The new anti-inflammatory meds gave me some relief today, too.  Ahhhh, what nice words to type-r e l i e f.  Not eradication of pain but a reduction and that is a wonderful improvement!
 I have half of the Alpaca wound off now into a 450 yard skein of fingering weight yarn.
 I take it off the niddy noddy, admire it and then pop it into the wash basin!
This removes the last of the dirt and such from the animal and sets the twist so it is a perfectly beautiful skein of yarn!
See what I mean!


  1. Yay! It's a spectacular finish!

  2. back from my trip home - in time to admire your yarn again:) I've never seen any wool change so much in the wash the way alpaca does! the most amazing change happened with black suri alpaca. I wasn't sure if I should bother spinning the grey dusty fibres at all - and to my amazement the skein turned out deep black, silky and shiny! what are your plans for the lovely lace yarn?

  3. Thrilled for the relief you are experiencing! Every little bit is precious.

    The yarn is pretty, although pictures of yarn always make me want to be able to feel it, too.:)

  4. Oh, how beautiful! Are you going to dye it or leave it natural?

  5. That silvery alpaca is sterling value. YOu do such beautiful work!


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