Monday, November 26, 2012

Cinderella's Midnight Belle of the Ball

Here's our new baby, Belle, with mommy, Cinderella.  She's the first cria born on our farm.  She was born May, 26th.  Now, at six months old, she's nearly as large as our smaller female, C.Me.  She's going through her teenage ornery stage, but all the ladies are teaching her her alpaca manners!  I can't wait to get into her fiber in the spring.  We believe she's medium or dark silver gray...lovely!

Lately I've been working on spinning and my knitting.  The knitting is going better, but I discovered last night that I'm making my knit stitch backward.  Hmm.  Well, I'm going to finish what I'm working on...I don't think anyone will notice...and change my style on the next project.  Onward!

I've started a small quilt group at my local library and we're each making a Farmer's Wife Sampler.  These larger blocks seem so enjoyable after working on Jane.  And using my scraps is a great way to remember so many of those past projects.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Poor Jane

Sigh.  Poor Jane.  I haven't worked on her in a week!  I'm in a crochet mode right now. 

I love this little tote.  I found the pattern here at Red Heart Yarn.

This bag was very easy to make.  I love working with the nylon thread that I used for it.  It makes a wonderful finished product that is durable and easy to care for.  I'm tempted to keep it, but I'll try to sell this one.  I'm already working on another bag and I have a hard time making something twice.

But wouldn't it be gorgeous in purple?


Saturday, March 31, 2012

Dear Jane and Crocheting

I've been working diligently on Jane.  Trying to catch up because I'm so far behind!  Bad me!

But I love my crocheting right now!  I've been working on a crochet-a-long with Bernat online. 

We're done with our weekly crocheting and I think we will begin to assemble them next week.  Can't wait to see what it will look like all put together!

Also, I've been dying some of Fin's fiber.  This is my first foray into dying and I have to admit I'm loving it!  Put white in the crock-pot and take out beautiful colors! 

Fin before and after
Four colors so far!

Got a few more colors at the store...some orange and blue.  Can't wait to try those!


Thursday, February 9, 2012

Now, where were we?

Not that you could tell from the blog updates, but I've been very busy!  I have, however, been finding the most fun apps on the right of my blog...the Flickr carousel and as of last night, my Jane layout.  I'm very proud of my Jane picture.  Used a free photoshop program called Gimp to transfer my pdf graph into a jpg file.  Love it! is an update on Jane!

 I think that's all of them!

I've also been working on some crochet and trying out some new joining methods for granny squares.

Have a great day!