Thursday, 30 December 2010

A grey day

Not good, I missed the blog again last night.  We had the Barnacre Chrismas party and Dave bought me some of his latest carding and it is fab so I just had to try it out, sorry, I just couldn't wait.  Luckily I had come to a suitable point where I could change the bobbins on my spinning wheel.

As Dave has become such a competent carder I'd decided to set him a challenge to blend some of Loki's black fleece with some white to achieve a grey.  Anything in our grey yarn from Kate always sells immediately and with only one grey alpaca I never have much. 

Anyway he has done a fabulous job with the sample he bought last night I wanted to get spinning.  I'm just spinning a second bobbin so I can ply it tomorrow - it's so exciting!!!!!  I would have got it done today but we had to brave the Metro Centre to return a couple of Christmas presents after the feed run this morning.

Thankfully there is a little more grass showing this afternoon the top of the rigs in the girls field has grass poking through as does Golden Guinea's.  It looks like the other boys will have to wait until tomorrow as their field doesn't seem to be thawing as quick.


Rosemary said...

I love to see the colours you can get by blending - wish I could do it myself!
Trouble with the snow melting is the mud and the forgotten poo which appears!

Judi said...

Happy New Year! Thank you for an interesting blog. Seeing how you have got your "carder" trained has got me thinking! Just need to find a drum carder and try a little pursuasion now!

Zanzibah Alpacas said...

Happy New Year you all at Barnacre ....glad to hear the snow is melting..but it leaves a muddy sure I have some grey fleece somewhere !!....that reminds me !.......I need to get my finger out !!......Jayne