Saturday, April 17, 2010

Ginga Alpaca Yarn Dreads...

Been having quite alot of fun with my kiddies and a bag of locally grown ginga alapaca.



First I spun the alpaca on my Majacraft Pioneer with some green & orange locks, pieces of sari scarf and turquoise sari silk (as modelled below).  The sari silks I bought from YarnTraders here in New Zealand - a great online resource for exotic and unusual yarns, fibers, felt and fabrics.


It was made a little trickier as the ginga alapaca (kindly and lovingly carded by Sharon at Jumbuck Carding) had been sitting squished in the bottom of my cupboard for a few months and was all matted together.


I think I am going to keep hold of this ginga yarn in case I want to wear it to a party (not that I ever go out these days unless its before 7pm) or I may knit it into a Ginga Hat.


By the way, the lack of Lanolin in alpaca fiber (such as is often found in yarn made from sheep’s wool) also makes natural alpaca yarn hypoallergenic in nature or very unlikely to cause any allergic reactions.

14 comments:

Pam de Groot said...

Hi I've been away but can see you've been busy. This yarn looks great. I like the chunks of turquoise on that ginger yarn!

Jasmine said...

Those locks are worthy of a Celtic Godess. You look fab in them xJ

Grand Purl Baa said...

Ah look at your funny gorgeous sprogs.

Fresca said...

I am jealous of your kiddies! They must have so much fun!

ArtSparker said...

Too much fun.

Ginga Squid said...

Thank you girls! Its funny, my little girl has just found out how to set the self-timer on my camera and loves nothing more than posing in front of the lens all day (keeps her quiet but I dread where this may be going...).
My son runs a mile when he sees a camera - thats why I couldn't get any photos of him with the ginga.

Kiwiyarns said...

Looks like you had fun doing that! Gorgeous!

grrl + dog said...

well I didnt know that about alpacas...

I can see why you want to hang on to that yummy wool too.

yvette said...

oooooh I'm in love!!!!!

thanks for your lovely comment


ksikis

yvette

1funkyknitwit said...

Love your new locks / makeover :D

ocasiocasa said...

You have a lovely way of giving us a close up glimpse into the world of wooly, beautiful yarns; makes me want to dive right into the fiber arts---even though I have absolutely no experience in it. You really do inspire.

Ginga Squid said...

Thank you heaps! :)

Boracay hotel package said...

I love what she did with her hair. It looks so much fun. I will always enjoy your art and creative inspirations.

wooldancer said...

ha! i totally thought that you had added handspun dreads! very fun & beautiful yarn ;)