|I knit two bunnies from this fiber I bought at Sue's in Jamesport, Missouri.|
|I knit one bunny from the Boucle Mix, and the bunny hopped across the pond to live with friends there.|
|This luscious alpaca silk yarn I purchased from talented Rebekka's Camellia Fiber Co.|
My youngest son and I visited Prince Edward Island in September. I had dream's of absorbing the beauty of LM Montgomery's setting for writing Anne of Green Gables. My son dreamed of playing golf. Our dreams came true!
While on the island one thing neither of us had dreamed of was visiting Green Gables Alpaca Farm, but we did that, too. Tim took the photos of some of the alpaca on the farm. The alpaca were not keen on smiling for him, but rather were intent on enjoying a meal.
When I got back to Oregon I ordered some alpaca fiber from Green Gables Alpaca Farm to knit a scarf for Tim for Christmas as a remembrance of our great trip. My friend Teresa gave me some guidance on knitting the scarf, 22 stitches on size 8 needles:
First Try...knit 2, purl 2,....get distracted... rip out.
Second Try...repeat first try...get distracted... rip out.
Third Try...knit one row, purl one row...get distracted...rip out.
Fourth Try...knit, knit, knit, knit...
Darling granddaughter came to visit. Grandma looked up to see her darling granddaughter waving a pair of empty knitting needles around...the very needles that had held the Fourth Try. Mercy! Darling granddaughter said she is sorry and offers to help get the stitches back on the needle. Grandma forgave her and hastens to say she will put the stitches back on the needle, then miraculously succeeds in doing so...both the forgiving and the getting the stitches back on correctly the first try!
I knit and knit and knit and finished the scarf on Christmas Eve! Hooray!
After Tim unwrapped the scarf he immediately modeled it for me...I spared him the harrowing tale of the scarf's birth.
While I have not got the hang of spinning alpaca fiber yet, I have enjoyed knitting my first alpaca fiber projects this year, and just before Christmas I purchased 285 yards of 80%alpaca 20%silk in a logwood and iron shade that is begging me to knit something wonderful. I had another scarf in mind when I bought the fiber, but it only took 180 yards to make Tim's scarf so I am debating whether to make a longer or wider scarf or something else.
Do you have any suggestions for my first alpaca project of 2015?
Happy New Year!!!