Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Hello, I'm back!

It's been 6 months since my last blog, I just got carried away with the lovely warm summer days and light evenings and didn't think about sitting in front of the keyboard, definately an outdoor person at heart.

I have had lots of time to practice my spinning technique and am doing quite nicely thank you. Photographs were taken by our in-house professional photographer as usual. I might be achieving on the spinning front but I know my limits and cameras are strictly off limits.

Hats, scarves and wrist warmers have been flying off knitter sister's needles at a fearsome speed. She knits a mean cable stitch and the neck warmer/scarves are absolutely gorgeous.

I had a sale of hand created alpaca items last week and raised a goodly sum of money! Well,
enough to cover the cost of shearing at any rate.

We had a new addition to the herd, Pela gave birth to a lovely chocolate brown cria so I can't wait to get my hands on her beautiful fleece.

I have started experimenting with acid dyes, the ones that are set in the microwave, ready in 8 minutes! This photo was actually taken by me so just ignore the clutter in the background. This was supposed to be marine blue but because alpaca fibres are hollow, there is less density of colour, something to take into consideration in the future.