Mayday Alpaca!

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Alpaca – “Reggie”

Spin a yarn a day. Here. This is from Reggie’s blanket. Yes, it feels as good as it looks. 

I’m getting to the point of actually having clear decks around here. May is an incredibly busy month here…and I have big fiber goals, as well as big music committments, and a giant deal with our gardens. I’m currently making an attempt to spin all the ends of projects…dribs and drabs of clean fiber…so that I can get to some serious fleece washing, dyeing, and spinning.

Over the summer, I’ll be making Tom’s Christmas present – ahem – from last year. We’ve been working on a design off and on since forever. I need to write out the pattern, swatch, and get spinning. The dark brown CVM/Romney “Gracie” fleece is dedicated to that end.

Then, there is “All Wrapped up in Natural Fibers” that has a May 20 deadline. I need to write a pattern – some sort of scarf. I’ve made several samples, for gauge swatching. But, now, we’re gonna get serious. I’ll be using Holly’s and/or Sally’s hogget fleece.

Okay. I also have made a promise to a designer to churn out a sample for her. I’ve spun the yarn, cast on, and found myself too busy. I have to make time for that too.

You see where I’m going with this? Yes…I need clear decks. That’s what today’s spinning is about. Chipping away at fiber mountain. If I can scale ‘er, heck, I’m not concerned with making the summit…but I would like to be able to see the sky again!

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