The scarf is going to be around 80 inches long. I have no design in mind other than letter the yarn speak to me. I really do love the Saori philosophy and weaving techniques. I still need to finish the yardage on my big loom but the ease of the loom just sitting on my lap keeps the relaxation at a higher level. In the first photo, I am weaving a slit and this second photo, the technique is called clasped weft.
I also spent quite a bit of time spinning. Before the sun set last night, I finished this 8oz Worsted Weight yarn donated from two of my Alpacas, Dude and Metallica. ended up with 368 yards, 9WPI, 2 ply, 8oz. Alpaca (Huacaya and Suri), Merino and Silk. This photo of prior to soaking and setting the twist but I was eager to give you a photo.
Tomorrow our 4H group is hosting a small competition with two other clubs. My children have been working hard with Phantom of the Wonder and Nick Fury to get them show ready. Hopefully the Alpacas behave. This will be their first time in the ring. Our club, which is about five years old, finally has our own t-shirts. We belong to a larger club but refer to ourselves as the Musketeers Alpaca Group. My wonderful childhood friend who is now an amazing photographer and graphic designer took a photo I sent her of my son working with one of the Alpacas and turned it into a "any kid" silhouette. I am in love with how it worked out. Her blog is Can't Remember Diddly!
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