… Ollie was browsing the net a little while ago and came across some Alpaca Socks which he liked on a website that is run by Toft-Alpacas. For ages, he couldn’t remember the site name, so last week, we did a search and found it again…!!
I have decided that next month, I shall buy a pair of Alpaca Socks for Ollie. In the meantime, I noticed that they offer 25g bags of fleece for spinners, for free.. so I called them up and asked for samples of their 4ply and DK (What?? I couldn’t resist) and also mentioned about the fleece and the lovely lady sent me out 2 sample bags and their colour range for the DK and 4ply!! 😀
I am a seriously happy bunny..
Ogle at the fleece:
It’s very, very soft and the brown is my favourite so far… If you look closely, you can see bits of straw still in the fleece. Now I’m not actually a spinner and I have never dealt with raw fleece before, but I thought I should start somewhere and I couldn’t think of a better way than this!! 🙂 I’m hoping that some spinners that I know might give me a hand with figuring out what I’m going to do and also the internet as well. At the moment, I’m content to look and feel, but hopefully soon I will be getting a spinning wheel and I can really and truly try the lovely Alpaca samples… hmmm 🙂
In other news, this is an update on Ivy’s progress:
As you can see I have finished everything but the right front panel… that’s the bit in the middleish there, still on the needles. I’m enjoying this in the sense that I know it’s nearly done. I still have to write out, line for line, how the right front panel should be knitted, but I have a little bit more ribbing/cabling to do before I get there. I want it finished so that I can wear it!!! 🙂