Monthly Archives: August 2012

Yarn – Graphite

Long time, no post! Here’s what I’ve been working on: It’s the first yarn from little Marseille that I’ve ever spun, from her baby fleece.  The color is really hard to capture, but it’s a dark gray, almost black, shot … Continue reading

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Finished craft corner!

Remember this? This was my craft room for months, right after I moved into my new place. I actually spun sitting right in the middle of that mess, though it wasn’t exactly conducive to the creative process. When you spend … Continue reading

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Western Welcome Week Recap!

I’m happy to report that our first public show was a success! Thanks to everyone, new friends and old, that stopped by our booth on Saturday. It was a pleasure to talk to you all about our alpacas. It was … Continue reading

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Western welcome week details

Alrightie folks! We’ll have a 10 ft by 10 ft square of pavement on the north side of Main Street, between Nevada and Curtice. Because of some cancellations, we were able to get right in the center of the action. … Continue reading

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We’re off to Western Welcome Week!

Well, just when it looked like we had a long stretch of down time in front of us, we signed up for another show! Cliff House Alpacas will be at the 84th annual Western Welcome Week this Saturday, August 18th. … Continue reading

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Greeting cards are fiber art, right?

I can’t claim to be surprised, since I love our greeting cards, but it is a little strange that they were one of our best sellers at the artist show. We are a fiber shop, after all. But who can … Continue reading

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I got nothing

Maybe it’s because we’re in a come down period from the show, or perhaps it’s because I haven’t done any spinning (to rest the gimpy finger), but I’m sorry guys: I got nothing. So here’s a picture of Heidi meeting … Continue reading

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Artist show recap: 2012

Phew! The Cimarron Sky Dog Artist Show is over, and it was a blast. Good food, good friends, and good wine made for a memorable day. We had much more inventory this year, and a wider variety of items. Dad … Continue reading

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Units of measure

Yarn is sold by weight or by length, but these days I prefer to think of skeins in terms of minutes of time invested. Each yard of finished, 2-ply yarn took me 2.1 minutes to spin (including spinning both singles and … Continue reading

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More alpaca commentary: get well soon

Captioning pictures of the alpacas is one of my favorite things to do around here. It’s downright fun, probably because alpacas have such hilarious facial expressions. Mom and Dad have been making greeting cards based on this principle, and here is … Continue reading

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