Tuesday, September 9, 2014
I've been busy working on a special project this past week...llama yarn!
A friend of mine sent me about 10 ounces of gorgeous tan llama batts, and asked me to spin them. I normally don't like spinning from batts, but I've figured out the secret...just turn them into roving! Whenever I spin a batt, I split it into 3-4 strips, and then pre-draft the strips into thinner roving. It is much easier for me to spin that way.
Once I finished the first of my color work mittens for Rhinebeck, I started spinning the singles. Luckily we had crappy weather, so I got the yarn spun and plied in just a few days. I washed the 2 finished skeins over the weekend (along with 10 other gorgeous skeins of handspun), and they are sitting upstairs drying.
The depth of color in the fiber is just gorgeous!