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Friday, March 28, 2008



Well we had a mini snowstorm last evening and although the ground is white this morning the sun is shining and the sky is clear. RH had some business out of town and he was going to be near the mill I wanted to process some of my alpaca and llama fibre so I spent the week sorting again and he took five bags up and dropped them off this morning. So that is done. I ordered my garden seeds yesterday so hopefully spring comes pretty soon, I can see some little plants coming up in the front flower beds although the main garden still has snow on it. My Aunt living near Seattle has a pen pal in Russia and her pen pal sent her some tomato seeds, my Aunt had sent me some pictures of the tomato's she grew from the seeds and I said next time you write me if you have a couple of extra seeds I would like to try growing them..............well she sent me some seeds..........seeds from thirteen different varieties of tomatoes!!! My word!! We garden in raised beds around here as the soil is not great and the four legged garden pests are too many. Looks like we should put in a couple more raised beds this year!!Now on the knitting front.....things are not going any too fast......I am knitting but I am ripping out and reknitting alot!! I am knitting a vest from the last knitted tube that I dyed and I have had to set it aside a lot and get back to it and sure enough when I pick it up and get knitting again......I find a mistake way back there....so it is rip..rip.. and knit...knit. I was really getting sick of the thing...it is not as if it is a hard pattern?? The back knit up so fast, the left side knit up fast.....so why was the right side giving me so much grief!! Because I would only get a couple of rows knit and I would have to put it down again!! So yesterday I decided that I would finish the right front if it was the last thing I did...I said I would not answer the phone...I would not talk to anyone in the house and I warned the cats and dog too...as far as any living breathing thing is this house...even if they could see me...I WAS NOT HERE!! So the vest pieces are finished and I just have the ribbing down the front for the buttonholes to knit and I better find some button's from my stash before I knit the buttonholes...good thing I remembered that!! Am off to find some buttons!! While I have been trying to write this post I have had at least ten phone calls......the dog made me get up and let him out...and when I got up to let him out...the cats were in the computer chair...Grrrr.. Thought I would get so much done today. Don't have any pictures of the vest but do have a couple pictures of the llama girls I took the other day. Am off to get at the rest of the day I have left!!

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Akinogal said...
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Alpaca Granny said...

I love your llama pictures. Need to tell you a story. Our first alpaca cria born here had llama ears, they tipped in. We were such newbees, I was totally panicked. I put tampons inside and wrapped them with Vet Wrap to try to straighten them out. I made her wear them for 3 days until they looked straight. I imagine they would have straightened by themselves.....