What’s Next?

7 Feb

I picked up some black alpaca from the farm down the road yesterday. The alpaca is a black male named Manitou.

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It has been washed but there is some dust and vegetable matter in it. Not much though. I bought 8oz. I have almost 1/3 of it combed and spun into a single.

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I have to comb it and spin it with a white towel in my lap because I tend to wear dark pants and I can’t see what I’m doing!

Gianna went with me to the farm. The owners took us out to see all their animals. We didn’t think to take any pictures though. I met Manitou and he is very pretty (or should I say handsome?). Gianna’s favorites were a male with dark red curly hair named Tomahawk and a fawn colored female named Katie. All the animals were gentle and we fed them from our hands inside their pen. I’ll get pictures of the animals next time!

I also began knitting what I thought was going to be gloves from my teal merino handspun. But the yarn is too thick and the fingers were awkward so these are going to be mittens instead.

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Mittens are quick and easy so I’m going to predict that they will be finished by the end of the weekend since I have both mittens done up to this part.

Time for groceries and laundry…

EDIT: I don’t have pictures of Manitou, but on their Facebook page there is a picture of Tomahawk and White Cloud. See those curls on the top of Tomahawk’s head? You can see why Gianna likes him so much – he’s a cutie!

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