Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Early morning birth

The window in our bedroom is low enough that we can see out to the pastures when lying in bed. I love looking outside as I wake up. Doesn't matter what season it is, the scenery is always beautiful.  This morning, I got up at about 6am and I could see one white alpaca was out of the barn. She was by herself. 
We realized that it was Alicia and that she was giving birth. About 10 minutes later, a white cria was on the ground.
We felt very lucky to witness this. What a great way to start your day!

We watched from the window as this newborn struggled to get up on his feet.
The herd quickly gathered to congratulate the mom and admire the little one.

Fernando came over to get a closer look and greet his new playmate.
A little white male, 17.4 lbs. 
I love the little pink nose.
He must take after his mom, I find Alicia very pretty.
We have not yet come up with a name for him.
(little dance of joy for more white fleece for me.)

On to a knitting update...
I went to my LYS the other day and had a look around...should have known this would be too tempting. But the damage is not too bad!
When I saw the colour combination of this skein, I knew I had to have it!
I certainly don't need more sock yarn but I just could not resist it.

Fleece Artist from Nova Scotia have the most beautiful colourways! 

Now I can't wait to complete the pair of super plain socks I'm currently working on...almost there.
I'll tell you all about this new short row heel I found on YouTube when I'm done knitting them.

Till then, stay cool. Certain parts of Ontario are being hit by a heat wave.


  1. Congrats on the cria and for witnessing the whole thing! I love all the crias, but I find the little pink noses of the white ones also endearing.

  2. What a wonderful way to celebrate Summer Soltice! All is right with the world once again! ♥Debi

  3. Awww, baby alpaca!! Also, *drool* at the idea of white alpaca fleece.

  4. Congrats on the new cria! And thanks for stopping by my blog!