Wednesday, September 12, 2012

A fun day of spinning at the ranch

Yesterday at the ranch was a day filled with sunshine, warm weather, alpaca fiber, good food, and best of all, spinning alpaca yarn with my good friends from the Sunrise Spinning Guild.

Mary Lou
Kathy & Delta
Gail & Donna
Our guild had planned this event last year. I prepared the batts of Alpaca on my carding machine and drum carder. Each person that attended was given 8 ozs. of the Alpaca batts to spin into yarn.We spread out blankets and rugs to set our spinning wheels on at the barnyard. We watched the Alpacas, goats and chickens while spinning. We plan on knitting slippers to felt with the alpaca yarn that we spun up.  I will have to do a follow up post of every ones slippers when they are completed. Our guild also does a pot luck for our monthly "spin-ins"  The hostess provides the main dish and everyone else brings something to pass, such as salads, breads, desserts. My husband made a beef stew for our main dish. The others brought all kinds of good food to eat. It was delicious. A good time was had by all. Thank you ladies for traveling to spin at the ranch. I know some of you traveled many miles to attend. I had a really fun time with everyone.
Eating lunch under the shade from the carport


  1. I’m also part of a club in our community, and it is in a ranch where we typically hold events. I think an energetic event like a sports fest or one as peaceful as knitting can be carried out well in such a place. The open air is certainly a good setting to dilute bad vibes. So, how many knitted products have you made? :)

  2. There’s actually a lot of things to do in a ranch and all of them can be so exciting and fun. On top of that, you’ll get to breathe fresh air and bask in the relaxing atmosphere of nature. By the way, who won the battle?


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