An update from me?!...must be an April Fool's prank.
Not really. Here is the Alpaca Lace Cardy to date. Next step is to pick up sleeve stitches at the armhole and knit down. The colors are a bit washed out in the photo. Imagine it a tad more saturated toward the teal shade.
Here's a little closer look.
I've continued to wash locks and sample the fleeces from the last post. I did order 2# of the fourth sample (the grey multi-color). That wasn't my first pick when the sampling started.
Keep in mind that my spinning focus right now is headed to gossamer weight yarn. That's entirely different than lace weight. From sampling so far, each of these samples will make a suitable lace weight yarn. But getting to gossamer has been a stretch.
Meanwhile, I've come up with some tricks for spinning & plying samples. But I'll save all that until the swatching is done to provide a comprehensive blog entry.