Tuesday, November 26, 2013


I just want to take a moment to thank everyone that has supported our farm over the past few years.
I think I speak for everyone in my family when I say that I am overwhelmed by the response we have received, the joy the alpacas have brought us and the community, the joy we feel when we see new faces and old smiling at the sight of our fuzzy critters. 

Our farm has been bustling, the fire stove cranking. We have been busy knitting, spinning, crocheting, laughing, helping, talking and smiling. We are thankful. Thankful that we are able to spend time as a family, doing the things we love and making others happy as well.

Wishing you and yours a very Happy Thanksgiving!
-Arrow Acres Farm

Wednesday, November 20, 2013


Andee released her Penny Infinity Scarf pattern last night on Ravelry.
Guess what???
It's listed on the POPULAR RIGHT NOW page!

I have been busy knitting for the farm but I would really like to highlight Andee's knitting and pattern for today's yarn along. 

Andee designed this pattern herself and it's beautiful.
I can't wait to get mine started. I have the perfect yarn ready to go.

Here are pictures of our friend Ryan modeling the Penny Scarf.

Congrats Andee :) I am so excited for you!!!

Have a great week everyone.

Joining in with Ginny for the Yarn Along

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Baby Reid

Two months ago a very good friend of mine requested a baby hat for her nephew-to-be.
She asked for a simple hat, knitted with gray alpaca yarn.

I casted on, knitted this little hat and handed it off to her.

Baby Reid's parents chose to have him wear the hat in his professional newborn portrait.
How cute is he!!!???!!!

I am touched that my hat was special enough for his professional shoot!

Wishing you a very wonderful life, Baby Reid! Welcome to the world.

Thank you to Reid's mom and dad for allowing me to share this beautiful photo!

Published!!!! • Penny Infinity Scarf Pattern

I am so excited for my sister, Andee and the release of her Penny Infinity Scarf Pattern.
The pattern is NOW ON RAVELRY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
So exciting.

I had the pleasure of designing the pdf for Andee and our beautiful friend, Ryan, was the model.
She could sell a paper bag. Seriously...gorgeous inside and out.

Head to Ravelry to purchase the pattern:
Penny Infinity Scarf

Monday, November 18, 2013

Hats, Hats and More Hats!


Non-stop hat knitting going on around here.

Check out the latest off the needles...
Everything was made for the farm store or custom ordered.

Purple & Tan PomPom Hat
Knitted by Leanne with 100% alpaca yarn.
Purple is hand dyed by Liz on the farm!
On Sale for $32

 Crochet Hat by Liz
Toddler Girl
100% Alpaca Yarn
On Sale for $36
 Custom Order Earflap hat and mittens
The mittens are soooo cute!!!!!!
They are both knitted by Leanne using 100% baby alpaca yarn

Another ear flap hat.
I was knitting the purple one in the coop one day and a customer
liked it so much that she ordered one for her new grandson.
I knitted this with 100% baby alpaca yarn hand-dyed by Liz.

The knitting continues!!!!

Hope you're enjoying this beautiful weather today! 70 degrees today at the Jersey Shore!
Can't believe it.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Photo Shoot

We decided as a family to do a photo shoot to showcase not only the alpacas, but some of the things we sell at the farm store. We'll be running an ad in the paper this week, but for now, here's a sneak peek!

Hats, sweaters, gloves, scarves, all for sale at the farm.
The alpaca is our herdsire, Smoke Ring. He is available for breedings.
A champion rose grey male. He's a love!

Reminder that our holiday hours are every
Friday & Saturday 10-4
Sundays 11-4
Now through Christmas!!!!

Friday, November 15, 2013

Farm is Open :)

Brrrr!!!! Time to stock up on those alpaca socks and other alpaca goodies.

The farm is OPEN all weekend.
Friday & Saturday 10-4, Sunday 11-4

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Guernsey Wrap Is Done!

Fresh off my needles...

The Guernsey Wrap, a Jared Flood patten.
Knitted with Queensland Collection Rustic Tweed Yarn
A blend of wool, alpaca and Donegal (what ever that is!)
It's a pretty pumpkin brownish color. Light drapey fabric when blocked and I can't wait to wear it.

A joy to knit. Easy and kept my attention.

Ravelry Notes Here: Guernsey Wrap

And since I'm talking about  Jared Flood pattern here,
did you all see the new look book for Brooklyn Tweed, Wool People v.6??!!! Beautiful!!!!!!!
Want to knit it all. I especially love the Tree Rings blanket.
I sense a knit-a-long. Anyone in????

Still reading The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton, and I love it. Just wish I had more time to read.

Joining in with the yarn along over at Ginny's.

Happy Knitting!

Monday, November 11, 2013

Farm Goodness

Sharing some more photos taken over the weekend at the farm....all in the Coop.

A wonderful weekend. Join us next weekend!

Nature Exchange

A few weeks ago, I signed our family for a nature exchange.
We were matched up with Wendy and her two boys from Oregon.

The idea was to gather small items from nature that are from your area.
Put them in an egg carton and mail them to the other family that was in another region of the United States. We had a really good time collecting things, figuring out what everything was and packing it up. It taught the boys (and myself) more about the things around us, different parts of the country, mailing, etc. It was fun and I thought I would share some pictures of the box we received.

The thing we were most surprised to see was that we sent very similar things!
Despite being on opposite coasts, we packed up beach sand, crab claws, feathers and pinecones to name a few. It was a great experience!

Thanks Wendy, Wyatt and Hudson for the great treasures!


Thank you to everyone that stopped by the farm this weekend.

It was so nice to meet new people and say hello to our repeat customers.
We are once again humbled and thankful for the interest in this farm
and the support of the alpaca community.

We learned some new things this weekend....such as, how "Pop, Goes the Weasel" came from!
I'll post about this later. I got a kick out of it!!!

Anywho, just wanted to say thanks.

A few photos from the weekend....

Liz giving a crochet lesson • Using the wood stove as a microwave • Chase playing with a visitor, also happens to be the son of my childhood friend

More pictures later....kids are off of school AGAIN and we're headed out for some fun.

Happy Monday!

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Holiday Hours!

Just a reminder....
2013 Holiday Hours: 
 OPEN Every Friday, Saturday & Sunday from 10:00 - 4:00
every weekend through Christmas!

Please join us to see the alpacas and shop our farm store.
We have beautiful new merchandise for sale and I'm sure
you can find something for everyone on your list!

P.S. We accept cash, check, Visa and Mastercard

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Yarn Along

Happy Wednesday, folks.

Congrats to Ginny and her family on the birth of their new little (big!!!) baby boy!

Onto the yarn along for the week.....

More Hats!

I knitted up this fun slouch hat over the weekend.
Calling it my Saratoga Slouch
Knitted with Tosh Light in the colorway, Steven loves Tosh
My husband bought this yarn for me as a gift from my favorite yarn store in Saratoga, NY.
He picked it out all by himself. I was quite impressed.

I also knitted up a few new fair isle hats using alpaca yarn. They're for sale in our farm store!
This one is a toddler size little girl hat :) Having all boys, it's fun to knit girly things for the store.

This hat is adult large. Knitted up with white, gray and black baby alpaca yarn.

I finally have a good book to read!!!!!!!!
I chose The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton for next month.
It had a little bit of a slow start, but now I don't want to put it down.
You know the kind of book that you want to keep reading, think about it while you are not reading it and can't wait to tell others to read it too??? Yup...it's that kind. (I'm a dork and love a good book)

I also knitted a few more rows of my Guernsey Wrap.
Getting there!!!

In other news, our farm will be open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday starting this weekend (November 8th) Hours: 10-4. Come by!!!!!!!! We have so many new beautiful things for sale.

And one more thing...
Wade is in the Next Gerber Baby Contest!
Will you take a moment to vote for him?
You can vote once a day :)
Here's the link: Wade Gerber Baby 
Enter Name: Wade
Location: Wall Township

 Seriously....how cute is this boy!!!

Happy Knitting and see you soon!