I have eight *pounds* of alpaca fleece, with which I’m going to learn to spin. A friend of a friend with an alpaca farm was giving away her seconds, and I ended up with a third of the batch. Eight pounds is an awful lot of fleece, and takes up much more space than I’d imagined. It also smells considerably more like an alpaca than I’d imagined – I guess I’m used to the clean stuff you see in stores or at sheep/wool festivals. I’m freezing it in sections to kill any bugs, and then it’s spin city for me!

And now, I’m headed off to join the rest of my ship for two weeks. See you! :)

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