Heigh Ho, Heigh Ho!

🎵🎶 A spinning we will go! 🎶🎵

My feet treadling softly, the spinning wheel whorls round and round as the final bobbin fills with the last of the lovely chestnut-brown alpaca needed before I can start plying it into a usable 2-ply yarn.

Not that I’m out of alpaca, by any means … I just don’t need to spin any more for this particular project. This is what I still have left.

I keep getting sidetracked by other fiber projects, but I need to finish this alpaca yarn before moving on. Once plied and washed, I can set the yarn aside until it tells me what it wants to become.

I’ve now also sorted, washed and drum-carded enough batts of my creamy white, fine Cormo sheep fleece to start contemplating my next step there.

Do I dye it? If so, shall it be solid colors or a few multi-colored rovings? I have seven large batts finished so far, and a lot more washed and raw fleece still to process.

I guess I’ll just have to continue carding until inspiration strikes.

And then, there is my newly drum-carded, “northern lights” themed Suffolk/Rambouillet cross rolags.

Yes! Someone bred their 4-H meat sheep project ewe lamb with a neighbor’s gorgeous fiber-fleece ram. The resulting offspring surprisingly seems to have turned out quite nicely. 😉 I wish I had more of this fleece.

I’ve created eight mini-batts (.6 to .8 Oz. each) of this pretty blend, and it’s crying out to be spun.

Oh, I almost forgot … I have yet to complete my current drop-spindle project, too. Hmm. No, that can wait. It makes such a handy doctor’s office waiting-room project.

By the way, speaking of projects; what do YOU think this is becoming?

100% Merino wool.

Published by 2dachsnite

I’m a RV Sometimer (less than full time, but more than a weekend warrior) living in Alaska, with dreams of seeing the country in my RV. I am 70 years old and married, but my husband isn’t a fan of RV travel, so my journeys are mostly solo except for my navigators; dachshunds Baxter & Rhonda. I’m also a spinner of tales - and a spinner of yarn (my other passion). My spinning wheel, along with the dogs, go along on all my travels. I look forward to sharing my stories, including photos and videos, with you.

One thought on “Heigh Ho, Heigh Ho!

  1. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Northern Lights yarn! How beautiful…you are so lucky to have the skill to spin this and make such beautiful things. The other batting looks like cotton candy!

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