my first handspun skein

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here is my first skein from a roving of alpaca wool i finally got around to preparing for spinning.

it’s done purely on a drop-spindle, and not a wheel. it’s completely “chunky” and not at all even. like i said, i have a long way to go, but i’ve caught the spinning bug. i look for 5 minutes to steal away every so often just to get some spinning in. i’m getting the hang of the drop spindle enough now that it makes it an enjoyable little hobby for me. i’m halfway through white alpaca roving that i’m getting very thin as i’ve learned to rove it thinner.

this isn’t a lot of yarn – it would get you about 3 rows of  15 stitches of a scarf. 🙂 eventually i’ll spin off a great big skein…of our home-grown wool!