Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Wednesday Yarn Along

Happy Wednesday! I'm late in posting today, so please forgive me. Had to take the little man to his well visit at the docs, shots, and all that fun stuff. Wears me out! Plus he's been fussy man for the past few teeth love to do that to them. Anyway, on to the knitting!!!!

Andee's Latest and Greatest!!!
Helix Scarf made out of alpaca yarn.

 Cute booties! Um...Chase would like a pair, hint hint.
 Tara and Andee's Creation:
There is a very very funny story that goes with this gift. I don't even know where to begin. Put it this way, a friend of Tara's lives in NYC. He is fascinated with our alpacas. In a very strange and funny text message conversation, he requested an entire alpaca suit, a one eared hat and eye patch. Again, there is no way to explain this story on here without reading the original text message. But trust me, it was very funny and the recipient was shocked this morning when this package arrived for him. Now we just need a picture of him wearing it.
Tara crocheted the scarf using alpaca yarn and Andee designed and knitted the hat. Doesn't everyone want a one eared hat? Don't ask....

Leanne's Knitting and Reading this week:

And then there were five....
From the time I can remember, I wanted to be a wife and mom. A mom of three to be exact. I didn't think I would have my third, but this year we welcomed Chase into our family. We had four stockings hanging every year and Chase needed his own. The four stockings I had were store bought, but knitted and very nice. I had the idea last year to knit new stockings for my older two boys. well, that didn't happen in time for last year. But I did get most of one done. So I drug it out of the basket and finished it up this week and added Chase's name to it. I'm so happy to have a mantle with 5 stockings hanging from it. Now Santa has to fill it up for my little men!
 Chase's new stocking is the one on the right.
 Checking it out...well, trying to eat it.
 This hat is something I did this week to. And I'm reading, Sister. Very good so far.
 Another hat picture. It's based on a Susan B. Anderson, Itty Bitty Hat. I winged it and figured it out on my own. But I really need to buy that book. Oooh! Xmas gift idea.
I hope you're all having a good day!
Happy Knitting.


Tuesday, November 29, 2011

More Handknits

These hats and scarf will be available for purchase at the Holiday Open House.

Knitted by Andee

Friday, November 25, 2011

The Showroom is Shaping Up

We have been busy getting our showroom ready for the Holiday Open House. Just a reminder we will be open to the public on the first three Fridays and Saturdays in December from 10:00 - 4:00. If those times do not work with your schedule please give us a call and we can set up a time for you to come visit our farm.

We have lots of wonderful items made from alpaca fiber such as- mittens, gloves, sweaters, hats, scarves, toys, blankets, yarn and much much more.

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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Wednesday Yarn Along

Joining in with Ginny at Small Things for the weekly yarn along.
This week the fall weather has been beautiful, the leaves were at their peak and temperatures were just perfect. Our knitting group met last week and I have a few pictures to share.
On the knitting and reading front:

On Leanne's Needles:
I started this cowl this week. It's a gift for Xmas. It's the herringbone stitch and I'm enjoying it. I am using the yarn that I dyed last week. It's an alpaca wool bulky yarn.

I just started the book, The Good Daughters and so far it's great.


On Andee's Needles:

I made a reversible Arrow Acres hat. I used Eco Baby yarn: black, dark gray and light gray.  I really love how the edge detail comes out. It looks like it is rolled under.

I also have another reversible hat on my needles. One side will be solid black and the other side has a dark gray stripe. 

 We met last week for knitting club at Quinn's new digs. This house was previously my great-grandparents, Grandmom and Grandpop Outback's house. They got that funny name because they lived "out back" from my dad's house where he grew up. His other grandparents lived "out front". (I never thought it was odd that we called them this!) 
I was named after them, Lee and Elizabeth Sherman (I'm Leanne Elizabeth)
This house has been rented for years and my cousin and Quinn moved in a month ago. It is fun to be back in this house after so many years. We sat around remembering my great-grandparents and the funny thing is, that we ALL have the same memory of cheeseballs. Grandmom Outback would always have the blue Peanuts container of cheesballs. We thought it was funny that the memory she left us was cheeseballs. Later in life she developed alzheimers. Those memories are much stronger in our minds because she was sick for most of our childhood. But before that, good ol' orange cheeseballs!

 This is the kitchen with the original green table. Quinn, you need to buy some cheeseballs for us next time!

Happy Knitting!


Thursday, November 10, 2011

Sweater, Leaves and Alpacas...oh my

The baby sweater that I have been knitting is done and ready to be sent to a new little baby boy!
Hopefully it fits him! He was big when he was born. But it fit my 3 1/2 month old perfectly, so it should be good!

I also wanted to share some pictures of the alpacas this morning and the pretty leaves. It seems like it took a while for the leaves to change around here. But they're in full color now and falling by the minute.

Knitting Club tonight! Hope everyone is having a nice fall day.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Wednesday Yarn Along

Happy Wednesday! We have lots of knitted goodies to share this week!

Andee's Knitting this week:

Noble Cowl with baby alpaca yarn. She made the shawl pin to look like an alpaca.

Off Leanne's Needles:
I finished the little alpaca hooded cardigan for a family friend's new baby. 
This is Chase modeling it this morning with his fancy pjs.

No book this week. Can't seem to find a good one that holds my interest. Any suggestions?

 A grey ribbed scarf for Garrett. I intend to use this in our Christmas card picture.

And Lizzie has joined back in this week!

This skein of yarn was handspun and won 1st place at the NJAC show last weekend.

Crocheted cowl made with white baby alpaca yarn.

Crochet cowl- 1st place at the NJAC show. She handspun the yarn and designed the pattern.

 Yellow Shell Scarf (crochet)

 Dyeing Yarn this morning at Liz's house:
I'm working on a skein that will be knitted into a Xmas gift for someone.

Liz's dog, Finn, stopped by to say good morning to the alpacas!

happy knitting!