Thursday, August 02, 2007

new project...

well, kind of. meet the new pets at my parents' house - one llama and one alpaca, both about a year old. my parents already have a few sheep, with lambs each year, and now have decided to step it up a bit. how is this my new project? well, with the sheep my mother and i have always been too busy to be bothered with learning about the prepping of the wool; instead she gives it to a woman who cards it, and spins it, some of which we have received and is neat to knit with. however, my mother decided if they were getting these animals, we were going to have to step it up a bit. my mom and i both have a good idea of the fibre arts, and she already has a spinning wheel. pretty excited to learn the whole spiel when the time comes though. i think it will be great to learn the entire process from alpaca to sweater. for now though, please enjoy the funny looking boys with their pompom tails.


Anonymous said...

Wow! That is so unbelievably cool! If I may be forward, may I ask you to give a report every so often as to what the animals are like and how they are doing? Thanks!

Anonymous said...


I found your blog through Ravelry (Canadian Knitters Group). I love your pictures!

And your Mom has a sheep/alpaca/llama farm?!??!!? That has been a dream of mine to have one day. Is the farm on the island? (I live in Victoria - I think on Ravelry, you mentioned you do too?) Does she ever need a hand? :) (I use to work at a petting farm.)

Anyway, just saying "Hi!" :D