Wednesday, October 17, 2012

400 Yards



I knitted the above little alpaca toy with yarn I handspun from Bing & Lilly's fiber. It is "Billy the Alpaca".  It is one of my original patterns.  I knit each alpaca a little different. This one's ears seemed a little long, but it seemed fitting for Bing's fantastic ears.

Lilly is one of my favorite alpacas. She is co-owed right now by my parents and another farm. I have big dreams of buying her one day and adding her to my herd!  She would be an excellent addition to Muddy Boot Alpacas.

Also in the above pictures is my Alpaca Springtime Bandit.  I am knitting this for the NJAC New Jersey Alpaca Classic Auction.  The yarn was donated by My Poppy's Alpacas. It is a wonderful 400 yard project.  So with the two 200 yard skeins that were donated I am whipping up this project.  All proceeds made from this will be donated to a wonderful charity. I'll write more about that when I finish it up.

I purchased these two books and I am really enjoying them. 

I designed this scarf pattern and I have been meaning to upload it into Ravelry database. But I just haven't gotten around to getting a good picture of it. Hopefully next week I'll have it done. It is a great project for 400 yards.  I used yarn from my parents alpacas. I love how it turned out. I think this project is great for beginners.

Yesterday Freddy, myself and the boys went over to the farm.  My mother got me a present! A blue halter for Blue!  So I thought it would be fun to try it out and take him for a little walk with the boys.  I grabbed my camera and switched out my lens. BUT STUPID ME! I didn't get the lens placed on the camera correctly. So my husband did a wonderful job taking pictures, but they were all blurry because I didn't have the camera set up right. Ugg. Especially since I am never in pictures. Go figure. Anyway I thought they were still fun to share. Blue is such a good sport.

By the time I got the camera fixed Blue thought this just wasn't fun anymore.  We'll try again another day.


Natalie B. said...

I absolutely love the picture of your alpaca toy, so creative and sweet, made my day :)

Debbie said...

ooohhhh andee, blue is such a beauty. he looks amazing in blue!

looks like he has big, beautiful eyes, i can't wait to meet him!!

of course your knitting is fabuloso!!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I love that alpaca toy - so cute!

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Would love to have the pattern for the alpaca ~ do you sell it ~ Wonderful blog, photography and adorable child, alpacas and Mommy ~ (A Creative Harbor) ^_^

Lori ann said...

how cute the toy is andee! your knitting looks so beautiful too, and i love the photos of you with your boys. you look so happy!

Pat said...

Your alpaca are beautiful animals. I like the knitted toy also!

Nancy Claeys said...

Wonderful knitting projects and the alpacas are so cute! The toy one too!