I had one of the nicest people ever on ravelry send me some free alpaca roving! She said that the smell was something she was allergic to (I'm not sure what it is but it is definitely smelly). It so soft though and she also sent along some spindles to try out. It was one of those things that really just makes your whole week great! It’s not often that someone is that thoughtful and kind and expects nothing in return except that you pay it forward someday.
I have never dyed alpaca or roving before and I thought maybe some fruity kool-aid goodness could help with the smell. I split one of the braids in half and I dyed it in the crockpot. After I was all done my boyfriend really wanted to try it so he used the other half. Mine is the red/purple/blue combo and his is the every color combo. He can’t wait to spin it up and I can’t wait either because it’s going to be so awesome!
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