Friday, July 20
I literally had only a few minutes for spinning today. This is a continuation of the alpaca+bamboo I started last week.
Saturday, July 21
Sunday, July 22
104 yards of Double K Diamond Alpaca+Bamboo - Katydid
2 1/2 ounces
I might be on to something with this Less is More idea. ;-) My only goal was to spin at least 1/2 inch on each day the tour races. Which I did. :-) But this turned out to be the most productive Tour de Fleece I've had... in number of skeins (8), yards of finished yarn (641.5) and ounces spun (17 3/4).
|L-R: Corriedale, Corriedale, Lincoln Longwool, Paco-Vicuna,|
Alpaca+Silk, Alpaca+Bamboo, Grade 1 Alpaca, Camel+Merino
Some Things I've Learned
- Lincoln and Lincoln Longwool are the same thing. The sheep are often sheared twice each year in order to keep the staple at a shorter length or else the mill will often cut the fibers to make it easier to process.
- A blend of Navajo Churro and Alpaca makes a roving that people are very interested in. I am intrigued and still need to get my hands on some of that.
- Plying from both ends of the same cake is possible, but I think two cakes is less stressful.