Thursday, January 6, 2011
Rare Purls: Knitting History
You can read more about it here.
Nothing that exciting going on at Smoky Mountain Fibers, though I did start spinning a lovely alpaca merino blend that I purchased at SAFF. I purchased it from a local alpaca farmer here in Madison County, NC. I have quite a bit of fiber ready to spin, but with no apparent purpose, other than it was lovely and I want to encourage local small business. It is a very soft fiber, but you'd never know to look at it. The color is a heathery golden brown - looks rustic, feels sweet! One of those fibers that you have to pet to really understand. My spinning pals at last night's spinning group - [hey - How come I was the only one spinning? Everyone else was knitting. What's up with that?] - were quite appreciative of its texture, color and ease of spinning.
I'm not sure what it will end up being, but as I have 8 ounces, I'll end up with enough yarn to do something with. I'll try to take some photos that will do justice to the subtle color.