Wednesday, April 13, 2011

White on Green

It sure is nicer to head out to the barn in the morning with the promise of warmth and sunshine in the air.  It's almost time to retire the winter rubber boots for the summer rubber boots. The alpacas are looking for those first blades of green in the pastures.  It will be a week or so until all the snow is out of the fields, but once it happens, the green seems to sprout almost overnight.

 Alicia here is getting a bit annoyed with me.  She is supposed to be pregnant for the first time.  Sometimes, with new moms, it is hard to be 100% sure with a spit check.  Every chance that I get, I check her from the back-side to see if the cria is bulging out one side.  She's getting self-conscious, I think.  What a nice fluffy butt she has, though! 

Here's a picture of some of the boys.  It's nice to see them out getting exercise.  They don't move around much in the winter...basically their winter trail is from the barn, to the hay feeder, to the poop-pile, to the waterer.
Then, there is Jessie, the camera hog.  She's just curious, really.  And if you were wondering...Yes, that nose is as soft as it looks.
 This is Lily, the rejected-then-adopted cria from last June.  You can read her story here

So, all my white fleece from last year has finally come full circle back from the mill.
I've got a new batch of yarn and fibre.  Pictured is a sport weight yarn in a blend of 70% alpaca, 30% merino.  It's a very soft and lofty knitting yarn.
I also got returned a large batch of white 3 ply sock yarn that is 60%alpaca, 20%merino, 20%nylon.  My 3 ply yarn makes a very warm sock that is durable, but still soft.
As well, I've received a large batch of 100% alpaca white rovings, 70% alpaca, 30% merino blend white rovings and soft beige fingering weight yarn.
I am trying to rearrange my life to have some time to start dyeing the white yarn and rovings , now that it's warmer in my sunroom.
Thanks for popping in!


Azure Islands Designs said...

Great photos Norma...I love to hear/see what is happening with the ladies and gents!!! :0)

You must be so excited to have your yarn and itching to start dyeing it.
I look forward to seeing the spring/summer colors.

Wooly Knits n Bits said...

Poor Alicia, pregnant moms don't like being told they have nice big butts (lol). Alicia would have a little over a month to go.
I can hear that new yarn of yours calling my name...

Leigh said...

Great photos. The yarn looks lovely! What fun it will be to dye.

luckybunny said...

That picture of Jessie is a riot!