Sunday, 3 April 2011

Quinces and alpaca wool

Today I picked the quinces.  The tree is quite small and has produced quite a few beautiful quinces this year.  The birds have been eating them, so I decided to pick them and wait until they are just a fewe days riper here and then make the quince paste.

Last week I was given some alpaca "wool" and I've begun spinning.  So far I've started on the black fleece... though it doesn't look as black here.   These three skeins are all two-ply and ready to knit when they dry....
 The fibre is very interesting and different to spin from sheep's wool that I am more used to,  but interesting, never the less....
The spinning is fairly uneven,  but it will be easy enough to knit now that it's two ply.

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