Thursday, August 27, 2015

Hi Nan

Hi Nan :) Summer is usually a light time for blogging. A house full of people all the time, nicer weather and busy schedules equals less time for me to sit and blog. My grandmother noticed that my posts have been light. So, hi Nan. Here's a little post for you.

I teach knitting here on the farm. It's one of my favorite things to do. Sit with people, share a craft and see them succeed. We have created a very nice community here at the farm and friendships have been formed all through the love of knitting, yarn and animals.

One of my knitters gifted me this gorgeous skein of yarn. She picked it up on her trip to Savannah, Georgia. It means so much to know she thought of me on her trip and wanted to get me something!
It's the most beautiful raspberry color. I love the name of the yarn and the tag had a great little story.
I love that. Yarn with a story. I'll be sure to knit something very special with it.

The coloring book was a belated birthday gift from my friend, Quinn.
She knows me very well and knew how much I would love it! She gave me another one too but I forgot to photograph it. I used to LOVE to color. Sometimes when I'm having a mental creative block, I can pick up some colored pencils and do some mindless coloring. It helps get the creative juices flowing!

I have made a lot of progress on my cardigan. I am knitting this with Beaverslide Dry Goods 2/ply yarn in the Hidden Lake color on size US5 needles. It's been a slow go but I just divided for the front left.
The pattern is the Olive Basket by Amy Miller.
Ravelry Link: Maine Lake Cardigan
I named it Maine Lake because of the yarn color and the memory of the lake in Maine we visited every summer of my childhood. I loved that lake and I'll think of it every time I wear this cardi.

Our girls are getting big and eggs should be soon!

A pretty picture of some of Smoke Ring's daughters.
Peanut, Winnie (Wenge) and Boo (Bootiful)
All getting so big! Wenge is on her way to the Breeder's Edge Auction. 
This is the first time my parents are there to sell and not buy!
Very exciting...nerve wracking too. The person that bids on her will be very happy to have her on their farm. She's a beautiful sweet girl.

 Enjoy the last days of summer! We have a week and a half until school starts for my kids.
Remember when I said I was so happy to have them home????'s time for school.


  1. Thanks for blogging


  2. the sweater is looking awesome!!! i love when the alpacas line up like that!!!!