Here are some pics of the finished cowl. I think it came out great!! Heather (my client) loved it! I am modifying the pattern for publication and it will be up soon. If you would like a cowl – feel free to contact me – I would love to make one for you.
Here is some pics of the finished yarn. Brandy was spun thin and even. Rosalita was spun thick and thin and with some bumps. Together it makes quite an interested finished product. I love the way it turned out! Next time . . . the finished cowl
Step 7 – Prepping the fleece (continued) Now onto prepping Rosalita’s fleece. After the fleece has dried thoroughly (fiber tools don’t like wet fleece), we start the real work 🙂 Washed Fleece (Rosalita) before combing Rosalia’s fleece needed to be combed to remove as much VM as possible. Any of those of you that spin know … More Alpaca Cowl – Part 3 (Still in the fiber studio)
Now back to our series on an alpaca cowl . . . the Noro virus had me out for a few days, and a customer of mine joked that it must be because we knit with too much Noro yarn since she also was ill. (If you didn’t get that joke, you must not be … More Alpaca Cowl – Part 2 (moving to the fiber studio)
Now that the craziness of the holidays have subsided, I thought I would do another series on creating a garment out of alpaca fiber. This is a garment that is being made for my Adopt-a-paca™ program. This cowl is being lovingly created for Heather and will be completely processed in my studio by me. In … More Adopt-a-paca™ – Alpaca Cowl – Part 1 (In the barn)
Finally have time to get back and finish my series in how an alpaca (or any fiber) goes from growing it to a garment. If you did not read Part 1 of the series — here it is. I have already discussed:– Shearing– Skirting/Sorting/Grading the fiber– Washing– Prepping the fiber (we combed the fiber in … More Dante’s Scarf – Part 2
A head shot of Dante after being shorn in May 2011 I make alot of custom items for visitors, customers and people all over the country who get to chose the fiber right from an animal. Since we have just sheared (May 18-19), I thought I would share the process by which an animal (in … More Dante’s Scarf – Part 1