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Old 03-26-2007, 11:44 AM   #1
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spun alpaca
Well things are improving! I'm very happy with this yarn...yummy Alpaca. More detail at my 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?
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Old 03-26-2007, 08:22 PM   #2
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Very beautiful yarn, chere! I like that color too.

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.

Good luck,

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Old 03-26-2007, 10:08 PM   #3
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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.
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Old 03-27-2007, 04:06 PM   #4
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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!
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That is beautiful!
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