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Straight from the Alpaca's back....

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practising with my supermacro thingy....
11th Apr 2009, 09:20  

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Caine says:

Fuzzily wonderful! Are you going to make sweaters?

11th Apr 2009, 09:35

morningbear says:

Thanks!
No, I hate knitting sweaters, they take far too long. I am knitting some fingerless gloves but I need to spin more yarn to finish the thumbs...d'oh!

11th Apr 2009, 09:55

Caine says:

Fingerless gloves are great, and you can never have too many. Rick goes through those like tissue paper.

11th Apr 2009, 10:06

Puddlepuff says:

Hope the Alpaca wasn't to upset about that. ;)

11th Apr 2009, 10:56

morningbear says:

I don't think so PP, though, I haven't asked them!

11th Apr 2009, 13:01

I feel I should explain here: a friend has a farm in Bosherston where they keep (among other things) 3 alpacas. My friend came to the wool shop in Pembroke Dock and mentioned that she had some alpaca fleeces, whereupon the lady in the shop gave her Mrs H's phone number. I went over to see them on unconnected business and came home with SIX POTATO SACKS full of Alpaca fleece, which th'bear is now spinning away at...

11th Apr 2009, 19:22

morningbear says:

hee hee!

12th Apr 2009, 16:36

morningbear says:

Thank you x

13th Apr 2009, 09:36

FilbertFox says:

it makes me itch just looking at it! Me an wool are not good friends

16th Apr 2009, 10:01

alpaca fleece isn't wool and doesn't cause itching - the bear can't wear wool either, but this stuff is lovely to touch, we're taking the kids over to meet the beasts tomorrow, and they'll probably get to see the alpacas too.

16th Apr 2009, 11:05

morningbear says:

as he said...I can't knit with sheep wool at all, but Merino and Alpaca I can. It's to do with the length of fibres and not so much oil in the wool.

17th Apr 2009, 04:08

FilbertFox says:

ah, i will have to look out for some of the stuff and have a feel. Mind you, I am also allergic to hypo-allergenic surgical dressings and have allergic flare ups to goodness knows what from time to time

19th Apr 2009, 13:08

morningbear says:

Since having the kids I have found I am allergic to so many things I never used to be.....chocolate is the most annoying one!

19th Apr 2009, 13:40

FilbertFox says:

CHOCOLATE!!!!!!!!!! That is cruel. Interestingly my hayfever and asthma have improved, but my allegies to insect bites/stings has worsened to quite dramatic, and my complete intolerance to housework has remained the same

19th Apr 2009, 22:00

morningbear says:

Oh I am with you on the house work thing!

20th Apr 2009, 06:20

Javama says:

The whole concept is fascinating. How many fingerless gloves do you get from six sacks of alpaca? As for FF and those allergies, one is left wondering about what can be worn...... Mind you I can't wear wool either and have to cut all the labels out of things that go next the skin. I am not allergic to insect stings but should anyone be interested - I used to get stung continually by wasps. A bee keeper suggested I stopped wearing flowery perfume. I stopped. Wasps stopped stinging me. How many stings had I had? Well from when I started counting, about 250!

4th May 2009, 14:34

morningbear says:

Oh my!

5th May 2009, 05:25

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