Saturday, August 04, 2007

I Love Alpacas

I think I want to raise alpacas when I grow up! They are such sweet, gentle, animals. And...their fleece is the softest and warmest ever. Alpaca farms seem to be sprouting up all over Maine. I visited this one today and met the sweetest alpaca! My friend Vicki on Purple is a Fruit raises alpacas and spins their wool. Alpaca people just seem to be the nicest people, and they love their alpacas like their own children!

Mandy over on NH Knitting Mama is having a little contest She has a free pattern for her "Mandy's Candy Bag" which is really cute. Go on over and check it out. I plan to make a few of these! And you know what else? She's a Red Sox Fan!!!!! Gotta love her.
Progress on my DDs yellow tomato from Knitting Daily:




And my Patchwork bag from "Easy Knitted Accessories" - pre-felted it's 13"x20". I still have to make the handles, which are braided.


Tonight I am casting on for the Comfortable Felted Sling Purse from Knitty Chick, also for my DD.
I'm using these colors, and probably I'll add a little purple too. This is the same bag I made for my pal in the ITEIV Swap except that I made it in a solid color with needlfelted flowers. My DD loved it, but wanted it done in stripes.

3 comments:

Monica said...

When you have Alpacas... can I come visit? I was feeling this alpaca (from Blue Sky Alapaca) at my LYS and I fell in love. I can't wait to find a pattern to go with it!

Dandy said...

Opppsss... Jane your links are all linking to my blog.... I was trying to check out the contest and was linked to my blog....lol

I'm off to an alpaca funfest tomorrow!! will post LOADS of pics when I get back.

NH Knitting Mama said...

Thanks for the link!