Sunday, September 27, 2009

Fun fall afternoon .....

Silky soft Alpaca toy -- and a skein of alpaca yarn. This will be the first time I have knit anything with yarn from an animal I have "met" in person. Thank you, Primrose She is a sweetie.

Grandson Drew and I had a fun afternoon checking out the local Alpaca Farms. It was a gorgeous afternoon -- sunny, cool and VERY windy. These are wonderful animals and we had such a great time visiting with all the people there. We had fun walking KING ELROND. He is just a little over a year old) on a leash. If you click on his name you will find photos of him before he was sheared. What a lovely fluff ball. The sound the Alpacas make is so soft and gentle coming from a fairly large animal. I fell in love --- now I want to learn how to card and spin and all those good things.

About Alpacas

Lifespan: 15-25 years

Adult size: 4-5 feet at the head, 30-38 inches at the shoulder, weighing 105-185 pounds

Reproduction: Gestation of 11 months -- single cria, weighing 10-17 pounds
Spinning the fur into "yarn"

Friday, September 25, 2009

Free pattern for Crocheted Swirling Bag

Here's a fun bag to crochet. Knitting Daily kindly shared this pattern.Crocheted Swirling Bag, As Seen on Episode 311 - Knitting Daily

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Monday, September 21, 2009

Over the weekend.............

Over the weekend I was able to knit up a couple watch caps. They both are nice and warm and softStarted yet another -- this also in greens/browns -- don't know why I keep picking up this color combination to work with

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Enjoying a beautiful fall afternoon.........

Here's our 6 year old Pug, Munchkin, enjoying our beautiful fall afternoon.

Monday, September 07, 2009

Hats, hats, and more hats.....

"Free standing" hats aren't very attractive, but pretend there is a head in each one and you will get the idea :-)

Click HERE for a slide show of a few more hats/caps.

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Sequins, Beads and Bags

I was just admiring a lovely sequined purse on Maggie R's blog. CLICK HERE. Seeing the photo reminded me that I hadn't posted a photo of a lovely bead/sequin coin purse DD brough me from Cape Cod -- so here it is :-) -- isn't it lovely?