Monday, February 10, 2014

Alpaca Wool Heaven

I found a local Alpaca farmer who gave me four bags of the most lovely alpaca wool.  Yes gave me as in "FREE". He mostly deals with the selling of the Alpaca's and was not heavily invested in selling the wool. So he had tons of it and would give it away to anyone who was interested. I love to spin and one of my favorite wool to spin is Alpaca. It's silky soft and has no grease. Sheep wool has lanolin in it, which is great for the hands but not for spinning wheels.

So I spun up some wool and knitted this for the Farmer's wife as a "Thank you", for this lovely wool. I hope she likes it.

Monday, February 03, 2014

Hello Friend

This Cardinal comes to my yard every morning around 10:00 am, he also has a  mate, however she's not as colorful as he is, but lovely never the less. I've started putting out bird feeders. And he came by to say thanks! Picture not as clear as I would like, since I am hiding behind my glass door, so as not to scare him away. 

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Snow Day

Funny how a couple of inches of Snow can close this little town down.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Iris Velazquez

Yarn Dilemma

 Central Park Hoodie

Determine to finish this project. Pattern is called the Central Park Hoodie designed by Heather Lodinsky. It previewed on Knit scene 2006 fall issue. Here you see the front right, left, and the back. What's left are the sleeves, and the hoodie. However I have a dilemma. I don't have enough yarn to complete the hoodie, and this yarn along with the dye lot have been discontinued.  I've tried the internet and other websites. Still no luck locating this yarn. So my solution is knit the hoodie with another yarn and hope that it will look just as great. I really like this pattern.

Thursday, May 02, 2013

Monkey again!
I love this pattern from Cookie and I love the yarn from Socks that Rocks. I just don't love the two together, well the colors. Even so, I guess I can wear them with some jeans.
 I will begin private knitting classes for anyone that is interested. I am list on
Iris Velazquez

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Purple is the color of the month

Mom loved the vest and the color so much, that she wanted me to knit her this pattern, designed by Stefanie Japel. The pattern is called Shapely boyfriend cardigan It's a great pattern and supper fast to knit. If you are looking for an cardigan pattern to learn how to knit with, I would highly recommend this pattern. In fact I love it so much I am planning to knit one for myself. Once I've complete the sleeves and knit in the front edges for the button, and button holes I will be ready to sew in the buttons. I think the old girl is going to like this one.  Pictures coming soon!

Saturday, March 09, 2013

Simply the Vest

 I did it! completed this vest just in time. This pattern is called Gentle Teresa by Jean Chung, was posted on Knitty's fall issue. I love the way this pattern combines lace stitches along with cable knitting.  I used a wool cotton blend, which I purchased from Knit Picks, from the Shine Sport line, called Serenade. I am happy to say that my daughter loved it! I want to start designing my own patterns. I think I am going to try to take a couple of courses and see if I can master the art of designing my own knitting patterns.