During the next visit, I showed our friend some of my Luxury Loft yarns and offered to spin it for her in that style. Although she had not knitted with yarn so chunky, after I showed her finished projects that could utilize the yarn (like cowls & ear warmers and ways to incorporate other coordinating bulky yarns to make longer scarves that highlighted the more textured hand spun), she was excited and I was set to begin.
I began drafting it to spin and once I started some spinning trials I found the texture too coarse and knew that there was not enough of the batt to create the length of yarn she was hoping for. Knowing her finished knitting project was likely to be worn next to skin, I offered to incorporate some of my black Alpaca fiber to soften it, add length, and enhance the thermal value. Remember Alpaca is 4 times warmer than sheep wool.
It's a treat to share the fruits of our joyful fun with fiber!
He hath made every thing beautiful in his time... Ecclesiastes 3:11