The amazing lady who gave me her spinning wheel deserves a big thank you, don't you agree?
I wanted to spin something special for her, as she is also a knitter. She hasn't told me her favorite color; I asked a couple of times, and got no answer, so I decided not to push it, and I'm winging it color-wise.
Along the way, my friend Christina gave me a sampling of some alpaca she had bought. Thank you, Christina!
As soon as I got the big wheel in my new home, I began spinning the alpaca. It has taken a long time to finish due to various distractions I have blogged about previously, but I finally got it spun, plied, soaked, and dried.
It's a heathery grey, sport weight, and I have 196 yards!
Who would have thought that simple sample of fiber would make so much yarn?
I might send it as is, or I could knit a lacy cowl for the lady in question. She is getting older and has lost some of her knitting skills. I'm trying to get a psychic feel for what would please her the most.
With so many projects going at once, I'm also trying to resist starting another. On the other hand, I found a lovely pattern on Ravelry....