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Saturday, April 23, 2011

Leoben Yarn, a Jacob-Alpaca blend

JacobAlpaca168gms195Yds (3)
This was my spinning for Friday afternoon with some friends and Saturday by myself.  I was able to spin the fiber with ease. A Jacob/ Alpaca 50/50 is a blend that is fantastic to spin by spindle or  on the wheel.  The yarn that you see is done on my wheel.  It is 195 yards and weight 168 grams, it is a two ply and it was a lot of fun to spin.  This is another blend that I would recommend to anyone who is looking for a good blend of alpaca to spin.  It had  some vegetable mater, but not too bad. I present you  Leoben a yarn with some twist and more to the eye than you see.  The yarn will lose some of the twist when it is set by being wet in hot water. There is more spinning in my future, I am just  done for today. Thanks for stopping by.