Keepsake Fiber now has a Facebook page. I figure it is just another way for me to share what I have been up to and encourage interest in my Etsy shop.
I've joined several fiber related groups on Facebook. There is a wealth of information out there and new contacts to be made.
One of the groups I've joined is Spin-A-Pound-Get-A-Pound. This is a group that connects spinners with growers. I connected with an alpaca grower who sent me 2nds from both Suri and Huacaya . 2nds are the wool from around the neck and legs. It is perfectly good fiber and was clean.
I am to keep half of the fiber and spin half of it for the grower in whatever way I choose.
Here is what I spun.
This is a variety of yarns, from a 4ply cable featuring 3 different colors,
I learned that I really don't want more 2nds in my stash. This yarn is not as soft as prime alpaca fiber. I think it would make great felted items.... something not worn next to your skin. I'd like to make felted slippers with what I now have in my stash and perhaps a felted bag too!
For my next SAPGAP, I am looking for prepared fibers.