04 May 2012

Pretty Pink Alpaca!

A little while ago I was the lucky winner of a giveaway over at Sara's lovely blog.  Imagine my glee when I found that I had received a beautiful braid of soft, shiny alpaca.  I want to thank her again for being such a fantastic blogging buddy!

As I wrote in a previous post, I enjoyed every moment I spent spinning this fiber and it certainly was worth it in the end:

- Finished: April 26, 2012
- Fiber: 100% alpaca (Gaia's Colours Fibre Arts)
- Spindle: Schacht 3" Hi-Lo drop spindle (2.2 oz.)
- Other Information: 1 skein, 3-ply, ~160 yards, 4 oz., DK weight


Now that I'm finished spinning this lovely fluffiness, I'm not sure what my future plans for it should be. Any ideas?

Also on a more serious note, scrap blanket has declared war on my ability to study for finals.  The current battle is being fought on my desk, and as you can see, the blanket is gaining precious ground...

19 comments:

  1. That looks so lovely and soft and warm. 160 yards of DK weight would probably be enough for armwarmers or gloves?

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  2. Ohhhhhh it looks divine - Could this be enough for a snuggly neckwarmer/cowl?
    Ha ha ha - I don't blame you for not being able to resist the scrap blanket. It just looks too lovely to be put down.

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  3. You are so close, don't let the blanket win!
    Love the pink, it looks like a dream. I think a warm winter cowl or hat or mittens would be perfect for it.

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  4. 160 yards is enough for a nice skinny scarf, or like others mentioned, cowl, hat or mittens. Or you can pair it with another yarn, looks like it may go well with white mohair, then possibilities are endless.

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  5. That yarn is just delicious---the colour and fluffiness remind me of cotton candy! I think a cotton candy cowl would be just the thing.

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  6. OH! I love the color of your alpaca! So pretty!

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  7. Oh my gosh, the alpaca looks heavenly!! Your spindle-spinning skills always make me want to get more serious with my own spindle. I'm so glad you enjoyed the fiber, and I can't wait to see what you make with it! :) Also, loved your description of your blanket waging war!

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  8. Right. That does it. I am going to fish out my spindle and i am going to practice. You are just awesome - that yarn is delicious and i want to make it too!!!!
    And your scrappy blanket - looking fab :)

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  9. Same over here, I need to finish my dussertation for my law degree but everytime I am finnaly behind my pc all my spinning , knitting an crocheting is screaming for attention. Decided to go to my parrents home now to make sure the distraction is far away... Just 5 weeks and than i will be graduated an have lots of spare time left over.....

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  10. But, it's such a lovely blanket. You know, you want to work on some more. Just a little bit. Right :P

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  11. The alpaca is so pretty! I suggest a cowl or fingerless mitts so you can rub your face in it whenever you want. :D

    Good luck in you battle with the blanket! And with finals!

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  12. That is going to be one really awesome blanket when you finish.

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  13. Oh la la that pink alpaca is gorgeous!! I think a cowl would be heavenly.

    Good luck with finals. The blanket looks great but it can while while you study:)

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  14. Never mind the battle, your blanket is looking fantastic!

    I'm going to be unoriginal and vote for a cowl. Definitely need to make something with that yarn which puts it on show.

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  15. The pink alpaca is so gorgeous that anything you knit with it would be beautiful. How about the Star Crossed Slouchy Beret by Natalie Larson? or Alexis Gloves by Kari-Helene Rane?

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  16. I'm amazed that you did that on a drop spindle! It will make some wonderful Susie Reading Mitts, or a lacy cowl. or anything else you decide on!

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  17. Your use of color on the scrap blanket is ah-mazing! :) and lovely job on the alpaca!

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  18. Look at that alpaca softness...sigh.

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