Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Yarn Along

I've been charging away on my Fingering version of my Standing Stone's Pattern.
 
 
I am using Miss Bab's Katahdin Hand-Painted 4 ply BFL yarn in the color way "One Way". I am loving this yarn. The skein is 1750 yards! I had to break in down into two cakes. I really love the color of it and I love how the skein is so big and I don't have to worry about the color changing by switching skeins of yarn. I'm a big fan of the BIG hand-painted skein.
 
In exciting news on the farm.
 
It's another GIRL!
 
 
Meet Arrow Acres Wenge! She was named after the type of wood wenge. Pronounced (wen gay). My parents have been naming a lot of there alpacas after types of wood and she is the exact color of wenge.
 
 
She had a scary birth. She was stuck, but thankfully my sister Liz was able to deliver her safely. We are pretty sure she had a lack of oxygen from the very difficult birth and she was very weak at first. They gave her oxygen and watched her closely. I got to the farm about an hour and a half after she was born and when I got there she perked her head up and even tried to stand. It went from a huge worry to smiles! She was just waiting for her Aunt Andee to get there.  From there she just got better and better and she was up and walking all over the place! Leaving us standing jaw dropped and in amazement at her transformation. Since then she has been doing excellent. You'd never know there was a problem.
 
As for Bootiful she was so excited to have another girl around she was sprinting all over the field. It was adorable.  Sorry I didn't take any videos.
 
 
For reading I am on the second book in the Outlander Series "Dragonflies in Amber". I am loving these books and they are getting me through a lot of knitting!
 
I have a Fall Collection of knits designed and I can't wait to get them on my needles. I am not sure when I'll have the patterns ready, but I know what I'll be wearing this Fall. Now I have to go finish up my Standing Stones!
 
Happy Knitting
~Andee
 
 


 

18 comments:

Tracey ~ Clover said...

I can not wait for your fingering version Andee, I know it's going to be just stunning.

elisabethandree said...

Those cuties are so nice to look at, thankfully everything is fine!
Love your yarn!

Zauberflink said...

Such a beautiful yarn!! But now I can't take my eyes off your babies :-)

Kathleen said...

so many lovely things happening in your neck of the woods!

Heather said...

Oh the animals! I love it! I wish that we could have a farm. Someday perhaps :-)

thecrazysheeplady said...

Oh! So glad for a happy ending :-).

Debbie said...

I have a lot to learn about yarns, but I seem to always know what I love!

Good news about our newest little girl and bootiful is looking very beautiful herself. What a special color!! I am going to try to visit the farm this weekend!!

Donna said...

Congrats on the new baby! I can not imagine trying to help deliver an alpaca. I'm glad it all worked out.

A Baby's Smile Knits said...

congratulations on the baby, what a little sweetie!

I cannot believe the size of that cake, awesome!

mamasmercantile said...

Such beautiful yarn and that new baby is a real cutie.

Evelyn Hender said...

1750 yards of 4ply, that's a big skein! It's going to make a wonderful cowl, love the colour

Reinventing Mother said...

Just love it all!

karen said...

That yarn is ultra yummy!! So glad that the birth went well sounded scary!

steph said...

i LOVE your baby pictures!!!!! (love the yarn, too!!!)

CathieJ said...

Great pictures. Congrats on another girl. So adorable.

Lori ann said...

congratulations on your patterns andee! they are fantastic, well done!

Martina @ snapshotsandwhatnots said...

How cute!! Love the yarn too - now I'm looking up the yarn for a sweater project I've had on the back-burner for a while!

Hilary said...

Is it weird that I think your cakes are beautiful? I'm drooling!