Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Alpaca farm visit

Today I went to The Enchanted Alpaca Ranch in Parkersburg Iowa with my friend Lisa. We had a tour of the barn and out to see all the alpaca's and boy she sure did have some really beautiful animals. Then we went to see her studio and look at some fleeces and I have to say that I had a really hard time deciding what I want to buy. So after looking and oogling and much talking I decided to purchase this........


1# 3 oz of Selena's Cria coat. I love this fiber and she had some of the most beautiful fleeces that is was so hard. My availability of money was a determining factor since I spent so much yesterday purchasing a gaming system for the kids for Christmas that I was kind of tapped out. But, now since I know where she is I know that I can always get more when I want.

Now let the spinning begin.....

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Wednesday, October 14, 2009


I purchased these at the Iowa sheep and wool festival and I just got done messing with the 9# Rambouillet so These two will me my next projects.





Tuesday, October 13, 2009

A shawl for Autumn

I finished my Ruffles & Ridges shawl and personally It's to short for my liking as a shawl. So I decided to let my oldest daughter have it.

Here are some pictures of it



I made the larger sized shawl but used size US7 needles. The Yarn is Wollmeise and in the color Spice market.

Monday, October 12, 2009

I'm all warm and fuzzy!

Well, I'm all warm and fuzzy because of this.......


Lots of soft Rambouillet wool. I had purchased this in June at a wool festival and I have been working on getting it all washed and carded for a very long time and finally it is done. Now I just have to weigh it all and see how much I really have. That will be done on another day.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Back off you bad dog!


My 4yo who thinks she is a cat is pointing her tail at our german short hair dog that is not pictures and she was yelling " back of you bad dog, I'm a cat and your not going to eat me". I couldn't help but bust out laughing after I got the camera and caught her doing it a second time. This is what I love about being home with my children..... All the weird and fun stuff that come out of there mouths!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Blogtoberfest day 10 Work

Work, work, work, work, work, work. That's what I do all night long. Work, work, work, until I go home then I get to Play, play, play all day long with my beautiful family. See you latter. I got to go to work.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Blogtoberfest day 9 Time consumer......

Netflix! is consuming my time today. I finally decided to order it and all I have to say is this..... Why in the world did I not order this sooner.

Thursday, October 8, 2009


When it rains I like to bake because it takes the dampness and chill out of the air. So today I decided to make apple pie.


So what is your favorite food to make when it rains?

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

You know fall is here when.......

You know fall is here and winter will be quickly approaching when the garden stops producing produce and the dog starts to whine that it's cold out.


There are only a few habanero peppers and Cayenne peppers left in the garden now for everything else has either been blown over or sat on by this beautiful creature.


So in the end I started to do this......


I can only do a little bit at a time because my wrist just rebels and then that takes precious time and strength away to do the things that I really want to do and that is knitting!

so what kind of things do you have to do or want to do before winter comes knocking on our doors??

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Day 6 Brrrrrrrr


This is what today has been like all day. Cloudy, windy, cold and rainy. So what do we like to eat on a day like today?????


Minestrone Soup!

So, what is your favorite cold weather soup or meal??

Monday, October 5, 2009

Blogtoberfest day 5 YAAARRRRRRNNNNN

It's mail time. This is what I have received from my mailman lately


Top row is Araucania nature wool in color 415
next is Araucania Aysen in color 806
next of the bottom row left is Tempted Luxe grrl in color Foliage and right is Creatively dyed yarn calypso in color seven

So what do I intend to make with all this yarn. Well the nature wool I want to make a simple cardigan for myself, the Aysen I'm not 100% sure what I want to make so does anyone have any suggestions? The Tempted Luxe grrl is going to be a pair of socks adn the creatively dyed yarn may be Damson.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Day 4 Airborn

Airborn is my youngest daughter. I just have to say that was a really nice day and now that Spring has turned to summer and summer to fall I will miss this come Winter.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Blogtoberfest day 3

The Socks from the toe up KAL for October is underway and we have some awesome prizes. I decided to cast on the Peace socks first since they will go quickly using sport wt yarn and I have way to many other things going on this month and need a quick pair of socks.
Yarn: Earthly Hues
color: Smoky Rose Quartz
Needles: Crystal palace bamboo circulars using 2
toe: JMCO and I knit it longer than the pattern states to because I don't like my little toe to stick out.
started: Oct. 1st.
Finished: ?????

Friday, October 2, 2009

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Blogtoberfest Post 1

So what is Blogtoberfest you say???? Well, basically it is a challenge to see if you can post every day in the month of October. So as crazy as I am I decided to join in the fun and give it a try. I guess the worst thing that could happen is that I forget to blog and well then the world will continue to go round and I will just have to stop thinking that I have all the time in the world to do everything that I want to do. So here we go.....

Today on this very Rainy October day I am attempting to get my camera to connect with this lovely iMac that I own. Ever since I added Snow Leopard I have not been able to get my camera to upload pictures so today is the day that I hopefully fix this issue. Thus there will be no picture today. Sorry!

I have also assigned all the prizes for the Socks from the toe up KAL on Ravelry and sent out the notices. So for those of you get me your info so I can send it on.

I really should be doing laundry and cleaning but it always seems that the 1st day of the month lands me in front of the computer for the day and I don't seem to get anything done at all. But, I did get the semi felted roving that Lisa dyed fixed so that is is once again able to be spun. I will take a picture but I will not promise that I can get this dang camera to work. We shall see. Well, off to do the laundry and dishes and knit the test knit patterns that I should be farther along on and, and, and, and ,and, and. Well I guess you'll have to come back tomorrow to see what's new.

Until then, knit on crazy girl... Knit on.