Posts Tagged ‘Alpaca’

Spinning Diversion

March 14, 2012

Spinning has been diverting me from quilting… I’ve resisted learning to spin, from my mum, for years. How? Well, I’m allergic to wool and wool was what she spun.

That all changed when we acquired three alpacas.

Spool with single-ply alpaca yarn

Single-ply Alpaca Yarn

I settled on spinning the 2nds and 3rds from an older alpaca (I wouldn’t want to waste the good stuff!). So, what to do with the first spun? There are curly twists aplenty and no¬†consistency. I didn’t expect perfection but I would like to make something from my efforts. So… I thought a rug might be suitable till I found “Lucy’s Bed“.

Now I’m on my way to finishing my first project. Woohoo! 20 rows to go before it’s felted.

First Project

Knitted Cat Bed - to be felted