🎵🎶 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?