My petite Mazurka, as well as her matching stool, is literally brand new. Except for the shipping box and a video, everything is still intact from the Polish manufacturer: three 4-oz Mahogany-stain bobbins, two whorls with ratios 6, 8, 10 and 12 to 1, threading hook, tensioned/arched Lazy Kate, distaff/nostepinne, and even a bottle of spinning oil. She had been spun in for only a few minutes when assembled and sat in a corner, totally neglected for a year. Not only is she super functional and cute, this 9-pounder is really a super buy–not for $589, but $225! The 5-pound carded Alpaca rovings alone, which came with the deal, cost more than that!
True hues is in RICH EXPRESSO not as light as pictured
How can I say NO to this awesome too-good-to-be-true package? When I have some time, I’ll give this lady a good clean, wax, and buff for optimal shine and performance.
That’s not all. Jenny Sturdy, a high school junior, raises alpacas as a 4Her. She has a growing flock of 20 darling Alpacas in assorted colors. I am fortunate to buy these two Second-Place winning blankets (at 2009 CRR County Fair) for just $30. They are even better than some premium fleeces I’ve seen at recent fiber festivals. I plan to spin them in the grease like I did before and start some serious stranding work in the winter months 😀
I am in heaven!
Happy crafting and keep those creative juices running!