I think the name is nice, but give me a phoenetic spelling so I'm sure I'm pronouncing it right in my head. Does it mean anything special?
If you ever get a webstore up and running, please let us know. Like I say, I'm new to knitting, but I'm already hankering to try some homespun! And alpaca is already a favorite fiber of mine. I have some that's so incredibly soft it makes me want to cry. I'm saving it until I'm a better knitter. I don't want to waste it! ;)
Hi Rhonda. You are sweet. I won't touch a drop spindle so kudos to you! I don't have that much patience. Listen, I love the varying thickness of yarns...we just call it art yarn. Take a look at pluckystuff website or do a search for art yarns. The "messier" the better. It's quite a skill and I'm not there yet. the alpacas are cool, they are friendly, but can be a bit aloof or shy. Yes, they are as soft on the hoof as they are sheared.
LOL, well then- I'm a master art yarn spinner cause my stuff is all kinds of thick & thin! I cannot justify the cost of a good wheel vs how much I actually dabble in yarn/fibers. And you should totally sell it. You could always open a shop easy on esty.com or artfire.com. And those alpacas sound a lot like our chickens. :)
That is amazing! It is something I have always wanted to do. My boyfriend and I were looking into raising sheep and that was going to be my job spinning the yarn haha
Do you sell your yarn? I'm am just now learning to knit and like Shelley said, its overwhelming enough haha- I think the hardest part for me is having the patience to do it. I am an instant gratification person and it seems to take soooo long :)
thanks for sharing!
I am with you about the instant gratification...When I knit its with 2 to 3 yarns and big honkin needles so I can get a scarf done in like an hour. The spinning also is fast and it satisfyes my desire to get something done quickly. You don't have to raise sheep to spin....it would be more financial savvy to just buy fleeces and do it that way. No animal to take care of, no vet bills, etc.
That gave me an idea. I should spin yarn that looks like the color is a hoop! then you could knit something, like arm warmers, that match your hoop! I could even put sparkly fibers in the yarn.