Sunday, January 22, 2006

Spinning Alpaca

I still have an urge to cook or bake... perhaps cookies?

Perhaps I can keep my mind of cooking by knitting - haven't knit in a while. My "Scarf of First Spuns" is waiting for the next installment, the South African Top, as well as the little bit of Alpaca I spun today. Man, there is such a difference between wool and Alpaca. I don't think I can truly explain how slippery Alpaca is compared to wool. It just floats right out of your fingers... I had to lower the tension to almost nothing just so the wheel wouldn't pull the fibre out of my hands before I could set the twist on the part I just draughted. Once I got the hang of it though, it was like magic. I'm a bit worried about how overspun it is though...

We'll see.

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