Today I was inspired by the Spindlers group on Ravelry to participate in the November Spinning Challenge which has a “World Traveller” theme. The very talented Elemm posted a gorgeous photo of his entry so of course I have to join in too! I picked up the Bosworth featherweight spindle and llama down I bought at Rhinebeck, and this is what I have so far.

This is my first experience with llama, and my first time spinning woolen, which is to say that the fibers did not come nicely combed and aligned like the “top” roving I’ve been spinning so far, so I allowed crossed fibers to become incorporated into the yarn. I plan to make a 2-ply, and it should become a lighter, airier yarn after finishing. I think it will work out nicely, since the llama down is so fluffy and soft.

 

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