Tuesday, 25 August 2009

A Little Bit of Light Reading ......

Marquette in foreground.....
Trienza in foreground ......


Hat and scarf created with a blend of Marquette and Trienza ! In the evening sun..



Firstly I must say this is just a little bit of light reading, after the terrible news lately that Coire Alpacas have experienced. This year seems to have been a really difficult one and its times like this when you really question as to 'why' you bother at all.
My thoughts are with you at this very testing time ....hang on to your alpaca dreams... !!

We have all experienced the 'highs and the lows' of alpaca owner-ship. Sadly these lows are happening a bit too often for my liking. I hope that things turn the corner for all intended. But when times are tough, it can be a up-hill struggle.

With this in mind I have very mixed emotions with the pending births of my girls, I am excited that we are hopefully into the last stages of their pregnancies, but I must admit to being a bit apprehensive, we all know what can happen and whats at stake when things go wrong. I hope that these babies all arrive safe and sound, however things can still go seriously wrong.

I have been doing a bit of knitting. So i thought I'd take the opportunity as it was a beautiful night to take a couple of pictures.

This little hat and scarf set was knitted using Marquette and Trienza fleece, blended together. I have even managed to follow a pattern of sorts. I have added my own little touch with a few flower additions.

I am very pleased with the way that it has turned out. I must admit I do like to knit things that take shape quickly. I started knitting this Sunday afternoon, finished the hat on the evening and then went on to knit the scarf. I have finished it off today with the flowers and the tassells. That's my sort of knitting !!

5 comments:

Debbie said...

You cetainly knitted those up quickly, and well done on following the pattern, you're mum will be pleased!!

Apple Vale Alpacas said...

A little bit of light reading was a good idea, with a few breeders having a difficult week - well done for trying to keep the troops' chins up. Good luck with your birthing season - it'll be a trifle chilly soon with you up there.

Mark said...

Jayne, You are a spinning/knitting machine!

Lucy of Coire Alpacas said...

What lovely items! Your spinning wheel must have been whirring away double time. Thanks for the light relief!

Zanzibah Alpacas said...

You are most welcome, its nice to know that it might take your mind off things even for a brief moment, thanks for all the nice comments.....my spinning wheel...keeps turning !!!....I think Im an addict !!..at this rate we will need a wooly hat up here, winter is just round the corner.....I can smell it !!!.....Jayne