I am going to try something new on the blog front – small updates versus lengthy paragraphs. Perhaps this will allow me to write more often. The past month has had numerous health issues which have also impacted how much I am able to do. I am participating in the Alpaca on the Rocks this weekend. The evenings this week have been in preparation for the event. I used my mill spun yarn to create a hat for the show my only concern is that it appears to be huge as the yarn is not as thick as the original yarn used for the project. I am making a second one with less stitches to make it smaller.
On the spinning front I have 3 oz of alpaca/tussah silk spun and will be plying it tonight or this weekend. The special order yarn is drying and I have started spinning the alpaca/milk roving. The milk fiber is not as sticky as the silk so the VM does come out better. Both rovings have rich medium brown color from the alpaca and will make nice yarn and projects. As I have set aside rovings in 1 oz, 2 oz and 4 oz packages my overall stash of alpaca blended bamboo and silk has decreased. Still need to follow up with my LYS on purchasing rovings.
Off to the docs soon then the day job. I am not as prepared for this weekends event as the Farmers Market but a lot of my items are from last weekend and ready to go. I do have 2 days for potential sales and a nice selection of items to present. We shall see how it goes!