Days 16 & 17 progress:
This is four ounces of the alpaca/silk blend in the Chocolate Rainbow colorway from Abstract Fiber. I plied this on Sunday afternoon and Monday morning. Love the colors. Picture is hot off the niddy noddy and pre-finishing soak. Although I spun worsted, it seems a bit fuzzier than I expected. This required a lot more twist than I expected too, both in the spinning and in the plying. Somewhere in my stash I have some 100% alpaca fiber that I think I'd like to try as a comparison - would it require as much twist as the blend or was that because of the silk content; is the fuzziness a characteristic of all alpaca or just that one, etc. Just not right now. Maybe in a month or so.
I also started plying up the cotton, and that too requires a lot of twist. It's slow going so I will continue working on it as a change of pace from regular spinning.
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