Thursday, September 29, 2011
Alpaca, Cables, and a Bum Drum (Carder)
Happy Friday, everyone! I've had a super fibery-week! I spun some merino on the wheel, some Icelandic on the spindle -- Icelandic is excellent for spindle-spinning -- and some pure alpaca (on the spindle.) On to the alpaca!
I washed, combed, and spun some of the Nancy fiber I got from Shepherd's Purse Alpaca farm.
The cats loved it.
And it looks remarkably like my doggy's hair. Perhaps I could make a blend.
Spinning it was somewhat difficult. Edgar persisted in his attentions.
Don't you? Pretty please?
And for anyone interested in my couch-to-5k program ... I am in week five. The 5k is 28 October, so I have 29 days to work up to running 3.1 miles without stopping. Although what I do couldn't properly be called 'running....' Perhaps 'trudging' is a better word for it! In any case, it's a few hours a week in which my butt isn't on the sofa or in the spinning chair!