Saturday, September 29, 2007

Shearing Day and Socks...

Such a long time since I last blogged!
I have been knitting these socks in Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock Yarn in the purple iris colourway. They are a combination of components of socks in "Sensational Knitted Socks" by Charlene Schurch. I have been using the wonderful stitchkeepers which I got from The Loopy Ewe - thanks to Sheri for matching the colour of my stitchkeepers with the sock yarn!! Nice touch!!
Shearing day at Alleena Alpaca Stud was VERY busy and thoroughly enjoyable. I managed to go home with bags more fleece - I only brought home really lovely quality fleece to play with -bad alpaca fleece is pretty nasty stuff to mess with, in my opinion. The shorn alpacas look funny with their fluffy heads, especially the babies.

2 comments:

Ruth.... said...

Beautiful photo, Wen... cute hair-do! I can only imagine how wonderful it must be to dye up some gorgeous white Alpaca. I hear you on the 'bad' alpaca, though... in earlier days I bought a bag of black neck fibres and it did spin up but it had fibre ends poking out everywhere! Great to see you posting, Ruth.

Sandra said...

Love the yarn for your socks and those needle keepers are a great idea!