Local Alpaca Farmer was having a Shearing day. The Shearer goes from farm to farm, it's a community effort, and a great way to learn about these great animals. There was one alpaca who had bonded with the Pyrenees guide dog named Sam, and he would not leave her side as she was being sheared. It was amazing to watch how these two had developed such a friendship, so much so, that he would keep all other alpacas away from the food until she had first bid. Amazing!
I was there to help the farmer catch them and lead them to be sheared. For my help I got these in return.
You have to love a man that will indulge your hobbies and take you to the SAFF for like the millionth time! Look how the ray of sun shines upon his holy head! Ha Ha! This year at the fair, it was all about felting, weaving and wool balls, thekind you throw in the dryer to help with static.. I notice a hugeamount of bags for sale. Bagssewn in fabric for knitting while you're outdoors. I now must make one for myself. I also saw a great idea, of sewing bags to take to the market, which were made from recycle pet food bags. I just love the idea, and to think my dog's food come in the coolest brown and pink bags! Another idea I will have to hack. The weaving floor loom on the picture down below was made in 1850, and It was
used for 6 generations. A beauty and still being used today. One of my favorite things at the fair, was the fleece auction, and the Woolery's booth. I
didn't buy a single skein of yarn. Surprisingly, that's a first for me. However, I didn't co…
I found this cool pattern in the Love of Knitting Fall 2016 Magazine. Tittle "Day of the Dead", it's a Cowl by Tanis Gray. It's really easy and fun to knit. I've completed knitting it just in time too, it's starting to get a little nippy in the mornings, even so, they still run the AC in my office. This will come in handy when I get a little cold during the work day. This was a enjoyable pattern, and one that I will probably do again. Happy Halloween!
This year began pretty hard for me. Which is why I've just now had a chance to post a blog. Still in between it all, knitting, spinning and sewing has kept me sane. It really is a great form of therapy. Now spring is here and nature is starting to blossom. It's looking pretty bright for us all.
I like to give this lady a big hug, she's really been a strong woman
She had Cancer surgery in February. She really is an amazing woman with a good heart.