It was soft for sure and it was white...well kind of. It was full of all kinds of things.Hay, and stray, and wood and seeds, even a bit of alpaca poop.
We went through it bits like bits, picking and picking out all that vegetable matter, and picked out more, and some more.
No, not this much, a lot more.
Then it went to have a bath in the bathtub. Then an other and an other, and I think I lost counting somewhere between the ninth and the twelfth change of the water. After the first few round here was a few cm thick mud at the bottom of the bathtub.
Then I carded it.
Then I spun it...and I've started knitting it.
And knitted, and knitted. Then blocked.
I have to thank Krisztina for all her help, keeping me company, breaking her back picking the fiber with me, and help out with the carding.
And Zsóka for letting me use (even lending it over Xmas time) her carder.
The neck warmer is based on the Drops pattern 155-29 (knitted it in the round, used only the last two pattern diagrams, and cannot remember the number of stitches).
Photos: Christopher Laurent Deli