Alpaca Roving Score

Blogged under spinning by Tammy on Monday 27 May 2013 at 4:09 pm

I have picked up the spindle again this summer, something I’ve been wanting to do for awhile now but just didn’t find the time. For some added incentive, I also acquired some super soft alpaca roving at my LYS. I just got a few ounces in light brown and dark brown with the idea that I will ply them together.

This is so soft and yummy! Though I have spun some wool I already had opened recently and I had told myself that I was not going to open another pack of roving until I finished it, I went ahead and dived into this. I know I could wait and claim that I should save this for when my skills are better, but that is probably so far down the road that this could sit untouched for years!

As a holiday treat for myself, I set up my ipad to watch a few podcasts while I spun. Even though I only have two ounces of each color, this is going to take a while, but I’m in no rush. I’m trying to find that Zen feeling again and just enjoy the process.


  1. Comment by Cyndi L — June 1, 2013 @ 11:17 am

    Ooooo…alpaca! How beautiful that’s gonna be, Tammy!!

  2. Comment by Eileen — June 2, 2013 @ 7:32 am

    I admire your patience to do something like this.

    In this age where everything moves at lightening speed, it’s hard to slow down. Most of us are always looking for shortcuts.

    The alpaca yarn will be beautiful and soft and yummy with the very special touch that it was made almost straight from the animal itself. I wonder if you’ll want to go back another step and buy the undyed wool at the source.

    People have actually done that. The stories are fascinating.

  3. Comment by Tammy — June 2, 2013 @ 8:37 am

    I am not sure if I’m ready to prep the fiber, but I do know of people who do that. Talk about patience! I love the idea of it though.

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