Thursday, May 08, 2008

Beginning of Spring......

I've been envious of all the blooming pictures from our southern neighbours that I went out to snap a few of my own.....


Delphiniums. Amazing that they're growing so well with Noodles adopting that area as her personal fertilizing zone.






A few more shots of springiness.......


=Courtland Apple Blossom



Peonie, white variety=





=Tulips





I promised pictures of the alpaca that I had processed at Custom Woollen Mill, and here they are......


100% 2ply handspun alpaca. 18 wpi. Sport weight.

I'd love to make a shawl out of this which is why I've been trying to spin a lighter weight yarn. I don't have a pattern yet, but I figure that I'll be safe with a shawl design because it doesn't have to be an exact gauge.




One of two finished hanks....the other one is still drying. Total meterage for both is 256.5 meters, total weight for both is 4.5oz.



After all this blogging and counting and calculating it makes a girl thirsty....



Quote for the day:

When I read about the evils of drinking, I gave up reading....
Henny Youngman (1906-1998)

2 comments:

~ P ~ said...

OH! Charlene,
That yarn is really nice. It should make a lovely shawl. I wish I could touch it. You spin such a nice smooth consistant yarn.

I just started knitting a Troika Wrap Around Shawl. So far it's very easy. If it continues to be that way I just might make another.

Looks like you are going to have flowers very soon.

Jody said...

And you've been spinning how long? Seriously that yarn is so pretty. What a great idea with that WPI kard. Must get one. I wrote down the numbers so I could use them with my own yarn.