A while back, a friend gave me a bag of alpaca fleece. His boss’s wife keeps alpacas. He informed me, in that I-don’t-know-what-I’m-talking-about way, that it was suri alpaca. Suri alpaca is reputed to be one of the softest alpaca fleece, so I was intrigued.
For later reference, the friend has a son, who we will call J. He’ll get a mention at the end.
So I tried to spin it. With marginal success. As a beginner, I did the only sensible thing and asked my mother-in-law, who is quite the opposite of a beginner. She took it away and mixed it with other fibre, to create a ball of yarn. Verdict was that, more than likely, I have a bag of short leg hair. Not good spinning fleece.
So now I have to decide what to do with the remainder. Should I persevere and spin another ball of yarn, see if it will felt, or stuff a cushion.
I do like choice.
Although I can always trust the children to add their own take on the matter.
“Why are you spinning J’s hair again?”
Aargh! It looks just like his hair.