Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Spinning

It's true, I have not been spinning very much yarn lately.  First there were spring alpaca shows to attend, then we got fully immersed into alpaca shearing.  We sheared our entire herd of 19 alpacas, then we sheared 16 alpacas for other people (this was our first time shearing for others).  That's a lot of alpacas! Especially given J and I both have full time jobs outside of the farm.  Once shearing was done it was farm clean up and cria watch.  I'm tired thinking about all of this, my head is spinning :)

I did manage to get in a little fiber arts.

Here is raw fiber that I flicked into a cloud:


I feed that into the spinning wheel and end up with a strand of yarn:


Here it is, completed (not the most even line up on the bobbin but that won't matter at all, it will ply just fine):


Here is the raw fiber I need to flick up and start the second strand of yarn for a 2 ply yarn:


Happy spinning!!

3 comments:

Louellen Lawson said...

NICE!

A Country Chicken said...

Ooohh, you are so inspiring! I really want to spin like you do...I guess I just have to keep practicing :) Lisa

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