Remember my alpaca roving?
Perhaps not, but there it is. Anyway, I've sporadically been working on this:
Last night, I turned it into this:
This is 3 1/2-4 oz. of 3-ply (about 185 yards), and a little under half of the roving I have in that color. I'm pretty pleased with it.
Alpaca is so easy to spin! And it's soft. And fuzzy. And not super-expensive either.
My best friend raises alpaca in Vermont - I got the roving from her. I'm insanely envious and want some alpaca of my own. But I live in suburbia and while they won't let us have 'livestock' here, no one seems to care if you have a dog that barks constantly. So. Do you think I could train a couple of alpaca to bark and sneak 'em into the back yard?