The other day I was in getting my eye check up. The doc was making conversation and he asked what I had been doing for fun so far this summer.
With great excitement I answered that I have been spinning yarn and raising fiber goats!
He blinked a few times, chuckled and said he has been asking about people’s hobbies for a long time and didn’t think he had ever heard that answer before.
I am so happy that I have rediscovered that I am an artist!
Just look at this fabulous Alpaca-Wool semi-chunky yarn I made this week.
It is ridiculous how soft and cozy this hank of handspun is! I enjoyed drafting this fiber in a way that let the personalities of the two fibers merge.
I just had to put some on my knitting needles and try it out. If I had larger needles it would have been nicer. Guess I better do some shopping, most of my knitting needles are of the baby knits size.
As I knitted with it I pondered on what type of project would make this handspun personality shine. Some thoughts that came to mind were of a wooly hat, cozy slippers, or even some mittens..all things to keep one toasty warm in the wintertime. I will be keeping my eye out for great inspiration on Pinterest! ( You should look me up over there…it’s my favorite place on the web!)
What would you make with this semi-chunky, alpaca-wool, handspun yarn?
(original post was in July 2015)