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Farm to Bobbin Complete!

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Hand-spun Alpaca Yarn  Here is the final count of 2-ply alpaca yarn that I lovingly picked, washed, carded (well, some of it), spun, plied, and set into the yarn before you.

Thanks to Julie Wier from Wier World Alpaca Farm in Maine, I got to learn and experience something very new and different.  This was the first time I had EVER worked with raw alpaca, straight off the backs of the lovely animals that work hard all year to provide us with such wonderful fiber.  It was an adventure in fiber, if you know what I mean!

Now these hanks of handspun goodness are off to their original owner in a different form, of course.  I hope she’s excited to see them as well as satisfied with my beginner ways of handling raw fleece.

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Seven days and Counting

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Quickly, I’m just sharing my excitement about the November 27th Coffee & Crafts, our first ever Craft Cafe Mobile event!!! There is sure to be lots if fun, laughter, creativity, and down-right amazingness going on that day.

I received some freshly ground Cappulido coffee yesterday from my husband’s friend Eric Pulido. That will be served along with the wonderment of JenBrickman’s Bakery.

Below is a batch of hand-dyed yarn, drying in the sun. Courtesy of Ashley Wolfe, dye2spin.Etsy.com

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Being Creative.

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This wonderful Saturday morning (and the rest of the day, hopefully) is dedicated to creativity.  Creating wearable art is interesting because, really, can’t anything be art?  Art is in the eye of the beholder, right?

One of my most favorite things to do is spin my own yarn.  Seldom do I actually get to use it in a knitting project.  The process of dyeing and spinning certainly is wonderful.  Seeing someone else’s creation using my creation is a gratifying experience.  Below is an example of one of my most popular colorways, Panorama.  First, as roving, then as yarn.  Just gorgeous, isn’t it.  You can find it at my fiber-dedicated Etsy shop, Dye2Spin

After this beautiful Merino 64s Roving is given a whirl throught the old Ashford Traditional, it looks like the hand-spun goodness below.

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