Recently I finished my Backshore Cardigan. The pattern is by Alicia Plummer and the yarn I used was Juniper Moon Farm Findley & Findley Dappled. I made some modifications to the pattern. I did not do the eyelets down the sides and I did not pick up the stitches around the neckline at the end. I also made the cuffs a little short (that is because I like them to be a little short when I am knitting so I don't have to pull up my sleeves). In the end the it is a perfect fit! It came off the needles and directly on me. I probably have been wearing more than I should admit, but it is the perfect weight to wear around the house. I am very pleased with it.
Also my husband I recently celebrated an anniversary. I failed at finding a bronze gift, but my husband didn't. He got me the cutest little owl statue. I love it so much!
My Spire is getting an edge. I worked on it for a few days in a row and then I went back to work on a few new patterns I am planning on releasing. Maybe I'll get some motivation again and finish it up! I am cheating on the edging yarn. I am using store bought and not homespun. I didn't have enough fiber left to complete the edge and the Manos Fino matched so well I couldn't resist using it.
Yesterday was picture day at the farm. I photographed most of the herd in their full fleeces. We let the girls out into the big field and they get so excited to go out there it is like an alpaca stampede! I ducked to get out of the way of these 5 pregnant ladies. I think they would have run me over.
The blue birds always like to taunt me when I have my camera. If I don't have the camera they get nice and close to me. If I have my camera they fly up into the trees. Yesterday they seemed to be enjoying me taking pictures of the alpacas and when they weren't looking I caught them too.
The new baby who was born last week has a name. Everyone meet Sapele. Sapele is a type of wood. My parents have been naming many of the alpacas after types of wood, since woodworking is my fathers main business.
Sapele's father is CCNF Smoke Ring. He is one proud papa.
Oh and I couldn't resist sharing pictures of my alpaca Blue.
I still have not processed his fleece from last year. I am going to combine his fleece from this year with last years and make a lot of yarn!
Joining with Ginny's Yarn Along
I don't know how I left out what audiobook I am listening to. I am listening to "Outlander" by Diana Gabaldon. It is so good. It is about a woman that goes from 1954 to 1754 in Scotland. She is tossed into Scottish Clan life and her adventure is so entertaining. I have been staying up way to late every night because I can't stop listening to it!