Suri alpaca cross. I could not resist these when they came into the Guild with a local grower.
I dyed them… and carding was quite a challenge. Some went to a friend at the Guild who showed up with wheel but no fibre one night when I was there with fibre and combs and carder but no wheel!
I also dyed some local gift sheep fleece from a sheep called ‘Lentil’. I had been taken in by Lentil’s lowly status as a lawnmower and the filth of the fleece. Actually, Lentil’s is a long and lustrous fleece with a burden of burrs.
The first batts look great–
And perhaps they are destined to become slippers–because I am trying to spin for the things I knit this year. Really, I knit slippers and socks. So. Here we go!
Lentil in berry colours on the left, and suri cross in pale greens on the right.
Lentil in shades of blue. It might be almost time for slipper knitting…