It was last fall and I had just started spinning the Cashmere/Tussah Silk I shared a couple of weeks ago. The vision of a project appeared. It was so vivid that it just about knocked me over. It was as if the Cashmere told me what it wanted to be and I needed to find some black alpaca roving to make it happen.
We don't have any black alpacas, yet. Hubba really wants one. The mother of one of our dams is a true black, so I keep hoping she will give us a black one. ;-) So far she's given us fawn female and rose grey male. She's bred to a silver-grey now, so we have our fingers crossed for a black, female cria next fall. :-)
Alpacamundo's Big Thompson
Anyway, I did a little asking around and the wonderful Wonder Why Gal said she had it, but it would be some time before it was ready. I told her I would wait because I had plenty to work on in the meantime.
In early January, the Box of Wonder arrived. Just as I finished spinning the Aspen I told you about last week. Talk about perfect timing. :-)
This is my first time spinning from batts. So it has taken a little getting used to. Separating the batts into smaller sections (as recommended) helps a lot.
I've only spun a few ounces so far, but the fiber is as lovely as you would expect from the Wonder Why Gal.
My husband and I returned to Colorado in 2009 to live a simpler life.
Right now the goal of simple means we are busy. Busy fixing up our farm, raising Alpacas and Tibetan Mastiffs, racing wheelchairs, testing software and building Alpacamundo.
This blog is about these and the other things going on in my head. I hope you find it interesting, useful and inspiring.