Monday, March 11, 2013

Spring Colours

Hubby went ice fishing last week with family for a good ol' boys fishing time!
I took advantage of this to spend time with my dye pots and catch up on a few neglected chores.
My mother came to spend a few days with me as well and that always means shopping. My mother is an avid shopper with much more stamina for malls than I've ever had.
If it wasn't for her, I think I would rarely set foot in the mall! 
 But it does us good to spend some time together.

I dyed lots of fibre and looking at the colours, the coming of spring must be having an effect on me because most of the tops are very springlike!!
Many of these will be listed in my Etsy shop over the next couple of weeks.
I also had some fun with lace weight yarns.
I stumbled upon a different way to dye my skeins and I quite like the effect.
And some sock weight yarn.
Some of these will go to the market with me this summer, others in my Etsy shop and to the LYS.
The alpaca fibre is getting longer and longer on the animals.
I keep looking at the girls we bred last summer and wonder if any of them are pregnant or if it's all that fibre making them look so round and chubby.
How I wish I had x-ray vision to see what is going on in those bellies.
But shearing time is not that far away...and that might give us a better idea once the fibre is off.
But look at Carmella's coat!
Full of hay, she loves to lie in it and obviously roll in it too!
You know who will be picking all of those little pieces of hay out? Yes, that would be MOI!
My mother suggested I go out there and brush her but I don't think that Carmella would be too keen on that idea.

I must get back to my Alcyone scarf and finish it soon. I also need to find myself a mindless knitting project for those times when concentration is out of the question!
I'm thinking a hat or fingerless mittens...


  1. Pretty Pretty!! Love the colors and the new effect! I always spend hours picking out hay, sticks, leaves and lord knows what out of my llama fiber too. But it's all worth it in the end. I'm anxious to see if you have babies this spring too.

  2. The colours are rainbowlicious! Everytime I touch the fleece I think of those supermodels of yours...I thank them very much for their elegant coats. Your knitting is amazing as always and then I go back to mine...oh well maybe someday! ♥Debi

  3. I spend many hours raking the alpaca pens and sweeping the barn floor for the month or so leading up to shearing day. Makes a HUGE difference in how clean the fiber is.
    Lovely dyeing. Makes we want to find some quality time to spend with my dye pots!