Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Yarn Along

Last weekend was our first of three Holiday Open Houses at the farm (Arrow Acres Farm).  We had a very good turn out.  We also had a lot of request for items made from the fiber from the alpacas on the farm.  The only problem with that is we only sheared them for the first time in May. We sent some of the fiber out to a fiber mill to have it processed into yarn and we got that back in October, so we haven't had much time to turn it into wearable garments.  However, I do have some hand spun yarn from Awan he is a fiber boy, alpaca. I actually won first place with my hand spun yarn in a fiber arts contest. Woo Hoo. I just started spinning my own yarn a few months ago and I have only made a little bit.  I washed, carded and spun this yarn and here are some hats I made today with the yarn I made myself.  The darker tan is from Awan and the lighter color is a commercially prepared baby alpaca yarn.  The hat with the pom pom is a toddler size and absolutely adorable on, my boys weren't in the mood to model it for me.  The Hexagon Hat is adult size and extremely comfortable.  The hexagon pattern makes it fit nice and snug and the detail on the decrease looks very neat when it is on.  However, I am not very good at taking pictures of myself wearing hats, so you will just have to imagine how it looks on an actual head.

This is Awan. He so generously donated his fleece to make this hat.

Awan after being sheared.

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I also made this lens cap holder with alpaca yarn I hand spun with my drop spindle.  My boys thought it looked like a backpack for their puppy, so I took a picture for them.

I also started this hat. The yarn for the brim is a merino / silk blend. I love the colors in it. I wanted to find a nice green yarn to compliment Brady's eye color.  The black yarn is alpaca yarn I hand spun on my drop spindle.

I am joining along with Ginny from Small Things this week in her yarn along



Erin @ Wild Whispers said...

The hats are lovely! I adore the natural colors of the yarn you spun! Splendid job!!

Swanski said...

Both hats are cute, I especially love the tasselly one, nice decorative touch :)

Crunchy Momma said...

Wow, you are amazingly talented, really! Can I be on your Christmas list? lol. I love the hats, they are beautiful. I am new to your blog, but I will definitely be back : ) Tricia @ Crunchycatholicmomma.blogspot

no spring chicken said...

Yum, yum, YUM! And the lens cap holder is brilliant. I think I'll make one for my husband's stocking since even though he's never taken a single picture, he's the one that goes crazy when I misplace the lens cap... love it~

Blessings, Debbie

Andee said...

Thank you for all he lovely comments!

Lori ann said...

oh such lovely alpaca, and such beautiful knits. i love the lens cap holder, wonderful idea, and it does look awfully cute on the puppy too.