Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas

Right before opening the presents.
Isaac, Leif, and Asa.  Of course, Meg's in there too.
From our family to yours...have a very Merry Christmas!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Sample Skein

I brought my gray fiber to the guild yesterday, hoping the ladies there could help identify it. 
The three main characteristics of the fiber were that it was soft, the staple was long, and the fiber had hardly any crimp.
The two main guesses were baby alpaca, and super wash merino.
No one had a definitive answer for me though.  And that's ok.

I plied up this sample skein from what was shown on the spindle in the last post.  That spindle was bothering me... it just wasn't helping me with the spinning process.  However, it plied wonderfully.  So I started the process again with a different spindle and it is going well.

The feel of the skein against my neck is very comfy.  I'm looking forward to making a scarf with this yarn.  I just hope it doesn't take me all winter to get enough yarn made.