Monday, August 24, 2009

Done spun

My second eight-ounce skein (approx. 790 yds, two-ply) of 100% alpaca.

I have to admit that I still love this white alpaca and the resulting yarn, even after spinning a pound of it. I think I'm ready for a color break, but there is a part of me that wants to dive into the third eight-ounce installment. I can be very goal-driven, and I still have 1 3/4 pounds to spin for the alpaca farm owner before I've delivered on my end of the trade. Plus, part of me is afraid of not getting a similar grist if I take a break with a different fiber. We'll see; I'll let you know.

That's it for now at . . .

16 comments:

Nancy K. said...

that is truly beautiful, Michelle!

Sharrie said...

I can't feel it, but it looks wonderful, and I bet it feels the same.

thecrazysheeplady said...

Beautifully spun!!!

kristi said...

Ditto on all of the above!!! I am so excited to get my first roving & batting back in a couple of weeks!

Christine said...

Nice! I bet that's just as soft as can be. I love the feel of alpaca.

sheepsclothing said...

Wow. Nice work! So,, what are you getting in trade for the spinning?

Michelle said...

Denise, the lady gave me 5 1/2 pounds of roving; she gets half back in yarn and the rest is mine to do with as I wish.

MiniKat said...

Gorgeous yarn! :-)

~~Sittin.n.Spinnin said...

Very nice Michelle! I took on a commission, not sure I'm going to like 'working' at my wheel, but I figure I will try it once. Besides, the fiber is cashmere and silk... ahhhhhhh :)

Michelle said...

I hear you, Becky. The alpaca lady is already talking about future trades, but I'm going to have to think about that. On the positive side, it guarantees that I spend time at my wheel because I have an obligation. But with my limited spinning time, I will never get to my own stash if I take on very many trades like this!

melanie said...

How beautiful!

Dawn said...

It may be a working trade, but if that beautiful yarn is the result, WOW, what a deal. The picture just makes me want to feel it, it looks so beautiful.

Mim said...

Beautiful, the alpaca lady should be thrilled! I can't work like that any more. I don't do my own spinning if I have "work" for my wheel.

A :-) said...

Looks great!! :-)

Sabrina Wille Erickson said...

Wow, Michelle! You spin beautifully.

By the way, I love the penny tucked into the skein to show the size of the yarn. I think I will try that next time I produce a skein. Thanks for the good idea!

Michelle said...

I can't take credit for the penny idea, Sabrina, as I've seen others do it. Although many use another coin, I like copper pennies for the contrast and so everyone knows at first glance what coin it is. I don't always remember to put one in the picture, but it does help to show the thickness of yarn!