Thank goodness it’s Friday (and look! a scarf!)


Hi all, Kirstin here. I love those craft shows, but I have to admit, they take a ton out of us. Dad is travelling today, Mom is up to her elbows in…barn stuff. Let’s leave it at that. And I’ve been fighting headaches and a cold. So we’re running a bit late. And yet! Mom has somehow had time to knit a scarf from the yarn I spun last weekend at the holiday bazaar. I don’t know how she does it. She’s running a ranch, a home, and she still makes time to knit; she’s a wonder.

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This yarn is, well, unique. It’s a two ply, spun from tricolor roving. The roving is a blend of colors (white, black, and brown) and fibers (alpaca, llama, and merino). While I like the concept and it’s nice not to have to combine the colors as I spin, it looks a little busy to me. And the two skeins I spun during the hub-bub of the show, while talking to people, look very “handspun” (read: lumpy). But the scarf is lovely, fluffy with lots of memory. 

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Sometimes, you just do the best you can with what you have. And in this case, it came out pretty darn good, if I do say so myself  ;)

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Once upon a time, my dad drove by some funny looking animals standing on little dirt hills in a field. Thus, the dream of an alpaca ranch was born. Now, we are embarking on a grand adventure of raising alpacas and becoming fiber artists.
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One Response to Thank goodness it’s Friday (and look! a scarf!)

  1. Aunt Geri says:

    Its all great – the spinning and the knitting are beautiful!

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