Monthly Archives: June 2012

Monsoon season

Usually, summer is my favorite season. This year, with all the fires (I think there were 8 wildfires burning at one point), it has been hard to enjoy the heat. 500 homes have burned to the ground, and at least … Continue reading

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Yarn – Chocolate swirl

I seldom have the opportunity to just play around while spinning. Experimentation is a risk when your fiber source is finite and you have orders to fill. Which is why the gift of a few ounces of sample roving went … Continue reading

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Tulip tap dances in the sprinkler

Our weekend was long and hot, but I managed to get some video of the Tulip and the other girls playing with the sprinkler as a result. And by sprinkler, I mean “Dad holding the hose”. They actually had very … Continue reading

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Yarn – Earth Signs

I mentioned I’d been working with Marcello’s fiber, and I’m ready to show off my first product with year’s new roving. This is “Earth Signs”. I was trying for a medium weight worsted-ish yarn (to spin proper worsted, you have … Continue reading

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Given my generally high, er, “self-esteem” (I look awesome with a tan), it may surprise you to learn that I’m not a huge fan of having my picture plastered all over everything. I mean, who’d want to look at me, … Continue reading

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The 2012 business cards are here!

What does every enterprising young alpaca need? A business card of course! Each of our alpacas has one, which is attached to any product containing their fiber. We update them in the summer, and we’ve just finished this year’s new … Continue reading

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Alpaca water sports

It’s that time of year again! Time to get out the hose, set up the sprinkler, and begin the alpaca summer olympics. Events include, but are not limited to, standing on two legs in the water:  Standing-start, high jump in … Continue reading

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This year’s roving is in!

Mom, Dad and Grammy drove the new roving up to Fort Collins for me on Friday! I was so excited, I sat down and spun in the middle of a work day, in a completely not posed, spontaneous act of … Continue reading

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Our other new alpaca!

And this is Vanny! I love how goofy he looks in this picture. Vanny also comes to us from Andrew at Spring Too Fibers, like Cici. He (Vanny, not Andrew) is a medium fawn like Tulip. Until very recently, he was an … Continue reading

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(One of) Our New Alpacas!

Everyone, meet Cici! She and one other alpaca joined the ranch herd on Friday afternoon. Cici is a true white alpaca, unlike the rest of our white-ish alpacas, who are apparently light fawn (could have fooled me). I haven’t met … Continue reading

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