Wool Maker Lane

knitting, spinning and life with alpacas

Bad Hair Day

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It’s that time of year when hairy animals need to be sheared and alpacas are no exception.  Bootsy and Albie have been waiting a while (reluctantly) for this to happen.  The guy who ended up doing the job for our two lads was only experienced in shearing sheep which is a whole different ball game.  Despite this he managed to do a good job where it mattered and left the lovely locks on their upper necks, heads and legs alone.  Although they look quite comical it actually works quite well for me as I don’t have to spend so much time sorting through the fleece for the best bits to spin.

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Author: woolmakerlane

I live in a small cottage in rural Ireland with my family. We care for two lively alpacas and two sedentary cats. I love all things "textile" but particularly knitting aran patterns and spinning my alpaca's wool.

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