Handspun Alpaca for ANOTHER new book

HURRAH!  In 2020, my publisher (Stackpole books) will be releasing not just one new book from me (I was hard at work for almost all of 2018 on it), but-

WHEEE-   while I was working sooooooooo hard on the book that will be released in January of 2020, I was also busting my chops on laying the foundation for the NEXT book that I am writing.

And, the good news is that they will be publishing the NEXT book  in the fall of 2020, so most of 2019 will have me hard at work on it.

In fact, I am happily working on it now.

Last summer, my friends, Teresa and Darren Griffith gave me a huge bag of fluffy, fabulous fuzz from 4 of their gorgeous alpacas.

I don’t have a drum carder, so I hand carded and carded and carded it all and spun and spun and spun….

this basket of yummy yarn….

It may not look like much, but there is over a kilogram of yarn in that basket!

I thought that Teresa was brilliant to staple a lock of fleece from each of the alpacas to a card, so I would remember the name of each of the sweet alpacas who donated their loveliness!

And, now, I am joyfully weaving the alpaca yarn and will be including it in the NEXT book.

Hurrah!

and a thousand thanks to Teresa and Darren for their amazing generosity! ❤ and blessings to them both

 

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6 responses to “Handspun Alpaca for ANOTHER new book

  1. Such good news for all your followers! And, BTW, terribly impressed with the amazing
    work you accomplish!

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  2. This is so exciting!!! Can’t wait to see your creations!

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  3. What a tremendous effort! I hope you get a break for a few days! I love the idea of knowing the names of the alpacas!

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    • Yes, it has been a lot of work, and I am treasuring it because of that! It is so lovely to have rubbed the noses of the dear alpacas who grew this glorious fiber!!!! They are such sweet creatures and their fleece is heavenly beyond belief!

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