|Huacaya Alpaca at the Black Sheep Gathering|
|Suri alpaca with its long fleece|
To my left is the drum carder, much faster than carding by hand.
To my right is what raw suri fleece looks like raw. See how the hair is literally in long locks? One *can* spin it from its raw form, but it will be more consistant in size and softer if i have all the fiber pointing the right direction.
|Ready to spin. All the fiber is pointing the same direction.|
|"Did somebody say, 'Cookie'?"|
|Same color: same stuff?|
It really doesn't bother me too much, because when I am done spinning it up it looks beautiful! This is my fingering weight yarn i got with my first batch:
Love it! So soft and silky! I'm planning on making a pair of lace gloves from it and entering them into the state fair.
My Vanity is kicking in, so I'll leave you with a not-so-gruesome picture of the lady behind the blog.
|Portrait of an Artist as a Young Lady|