Sunday, October 27, 2013

More products!!

Seems now that I don't have farm chores to do, I have time to create products. 

A child's hat, child's headband/ neckwarmer and an adult size headband/neckwarmer :









Sunday, October 20, 2013

Last Show

Here we are at our last alpaca show.

This time only as workers, not exhibitors. 


That's my work, with a front row  veiw of the show:


So many emotions.  

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Spun!!

All that fiber is now spun!!!!

I've been working on this order for over a year, so seeing the last of it spun into yarn is the light at the end.

The last of it spun:



Now to knit like crazy!!! 

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Hats, hats and more hats

Well, that mess of yarn didn't look like much until I made these:


That's 3 different hats.

An ear flap hat:





A very soft sassy hat:



And an over sized cozy hat:



Sunday, October 13, 2013

More to spin

For the last year I have been working on an order.  Almost all of what I have spun and knit lately is part of that order (the order is to spin and knit it all into product).

This is what I have yet to spin:


I measured out 2.5 skeins left to spin.

Compared to the multiple blankets of fiber I started with, this is huge progress!!!

I haven't decided yet what I will make with this fawn. Thinking... thinking... so many options :) 

I also have some yarn that is spun, but not knit up yet.  Many more projects in the works for this order.


Thursday, October 10, 2013

All the slippers

If you kept track recently I have knit 3 pairs of slippers (pattern here):


The first pair are solid brown. The second pair are brown with multi color toes.  The last pair are multi brown and fawn.   I made the last pair, the multi colored one, a bit bigger than the other two pairs so there is also some variety in sizing.

They are super warm and comfy:




Monday, October 7, 2013

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Yarn, yarn and more yarn

Over the last few weeks I have been spinning a lot of yarn!









I keep my spin meter up to date (on the right side of the blog).  Spin meter has logged 2248 yards I have spun so far this year! 

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Ram lamb



Last spring 2 lambs were born on our farm, twin males:



I nick named them "Chocolate and Vanilla".

As predicted, the names stuck.

While we had hoped for girls, and worried these males might end up as meat (which is part of this business), we have found them to be growing into impressive males!

We decided to keep Chocolate (we love his color!!).  He will be a ram on our farm.

And Vanilla has sold to a farm who plans to use him as their ram.

Saturday morning we separated Vanilla from the other boys so we could trim his nails and get him ready for his trip to his new farm in northern Michigan.

He looked a little sad:







Once he gets settled into his new farm he will be one happy boy!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Slipper socks

I have been busy spinning yarn and knitting. It's amazing how much I can get done when I can't do much else!  I am back to work this week, but I still can't do farm chores or much else at home.

Here are some slipper socks that I made:




Pattern can be found here.  It took less than 140 yards of yarn (of my hand spun alpaca yarn) and they weigh about 4 ounces each (total 8 ounces for the pair).

These will be super warm and cozy!!


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