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03-26-2007, 11:44 AM
Well things are improving! I'm very happy with this yarn...yummy Alpaca. More detail at my blog (http://www.divaknitting.com/blog).

One question...my bad dogs got a hold of the rest of the roving and pulled it apart! :!!!: Will it spin the same now? Or do I need to do anything to prep it again?

03-26-2007, 08:22 PM
Very beautiful yarn, chere! I like that color too. :cheering:

If I were you, I would prep the roving again just in case. It's only a matter of a little time, and if you get into the spinning and find a mass/mess of short, broken fibers you will not be happy. I have found that alpaca is more resistant to such doggie-done-damage than is wool. :shrug:

Good luck,


03-26-2007, 10:08 PM
Great job on that alpaca!!

You can try spinning the doggie prepared alpaca. If it's not tangled up or felted, it should be fine. Personally, I wouldn't comb or card it again unless it really, really needed it. If they just pulled the roving apart into pieces, it shouldn't be a big deal. Just pick up a fluff and spin as normal.

03-27-2007, 04:06 PM
Thanks for the info. I think since I don't have carders yet I'll go with just spinning it. If I have any trouble I guess I have to get some! I couldn't wait to start knitting something so I began Branching Out last night. I'm loving the way this feels!

03-28-2007, 12:25 PM
That is beautiful!