I've been so involved lately in projects that have little to do with hope chests, so I haven't had much material to post about for some time. But, this last weekend, I took Miss Abigail on our local fiber farm tour and I acquired some alpaca roving blended with Merino wool. It was just so soft that I wanted to spin it immediately! Since I have another project already on our spinning wheel, I just put this on a spindle and spent some waiting time in pure heaven, spinning out the door of our truck. The fiber is lovely--very soft and easy to spin. I haven't spun any fiber other than the wool from sheep, so it is interesting to see how much I liked this alpaca wool.
These dainty alpacas have been very recently shorn of their lovely fleece.
Miss Abigail is helping my handsome grandson Erik watch a spinning demonstration. Erik is feeling a little disappointed that he couldn't help spin the wheel, but he had lots of fun with several other activities, including a dust bath like the chickens.We had a great time visiting Cynthia Daly at Milagro Moon Ranch.