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Tuesday, January 13, 2009

We have warmed up a bit




We are finally out of the deepfreeze with warmer temperatures but are now dealing with icy snowbanks. The drifts were getting so high down by the back door/basement walkout we almost could not use the stairs to come up to ground level, no way can I get near the compost bin so worked my way down to the hedge and dumped the compost. RH has been moving snow steady for three days with the bobcat and has cleaned a path so he can get to the hay pen to move a large hay bale for the llama girls and he cleaned in front of the barn and now we have these big piles of snow, the good thing they are on the edge of the hill so when the snow melts the water will run and not stay in the yard. Last night we had a warm wind all night and it was amazing how it shrunk the drifts. The llamas are happy as they can get out to the fields where the wind blew the snow off the grass.
I have been sorting alpaca fibre to take to the mill and I can not find the fibre from when the shearer came and sheared the males %^&^%$%^ It was in the front of the llama barn and RH said he brought it down to the garage but I can not find it, will have one last search tomorrow and if I can't find it I will just work with what I have.....I keep telling myself not to get stressed.....not to get stressed. I should go have a look in the barn, have also looked in the storage room and it is not in with the fibre stored in there. My New Years resolution has to be to get all this raw fibre organized. As soon as the alpaca fibre is at the mill I have to get the llama together to send to another mill that has a dehairer.
Meanwhile on the knitting front I made three more pair of slipper socks, just washed and blocked them and have to put the suede on the heel and I have one pair to deliver to a customer. I had an order for two adult hats with the llamas on them and have knit one of those and started on another scarf using two rows of the rainbo dyed wool and two rows plain in the blue colors, the first few rows looked a little mixed up but as I went along I was finally getting the color swirl. Then I had a call from a lady yesterday and she ordered four baby hats with the llamas on them and two children's with sheep on the sides and two children's with llamas on the sides, so you know what I will be doing. I keep thinking about this bag of baby camel and silk roving that RH bought for me at the llama convention silent auction and I am itching to spin, I had it sitting there as a reward to spur on the fibre sorting.....now I have all these knitting orders....and the carder has been pouting as it feels neglected. Will have to spend a bit of time with them all. Really should get the other adult hat finished so RH can deliver it when he goes to the club meeting this weekend, then I can work at the kids hats.
Well I can not believe how well the computer is co-operating right now so better not press my luck. Now with the new camera I am doing great at taking the pictures and am getting them downloaded to the computer...but...am having a head banging on the desk time trying to get them organized once they are downloaded!! I will get it!! I will get it!! So who knows what pictures will get posted!! I forgot to show a picture of the pin felted ornaments daughter M.J. made us for Christmas so hopefully will be able to post them too, they are so cute!!

2 comments:

Shelley's Garden said...

Thought the style of those Santa's looked familiar! Hope you get to your carder soon. Has RH ever had to move a lot of snow! We can still get to our composter but it's full because it was cold for so long. Hate having to throw the good compost material into the garbage. Amazing how the warm wind is shrinking the snow.

valli said...

great to hear things are warming up for you :) did you find your fleeces? I hate it when you put something somewhere and it mysteriously grows legs and moves ;)