It was warm and sunny in Denver and the alpacas/llamas were all sunbathing in between halter training sessions. My spirits were definitely lifted today and hopefully will remain so throughout the coming weeks.
|Wool Alpaca Scarf
On the project side I have finished the second woven scarf and it has received encouraging feedback. All of the dog hair has been spun into a single and will be plied tomorrow. I have both woven scarves washed and drying along with the plied white Wensleydale yarn. The bag of yarns destined for the shop Wild Yarns have new labels and invoice ready to go. I think I shall be concentrating on the second knit scarf and spinning up a couple of skeins of alpaca/milk protein yarn (must diminish the stash).
Cheryl at Recycled Lamb was very encouraging today and shared that March thru July tend to be slow sales months as many of our customers are working in the gardens. It seems that these two hobbies tend to go together which I can agree with as it describes me. Although it is only March in Colorado and much to early to be planting in gardens. We have had several days/weeks in the 60s and 70s which is not normal and I’m sure a huge snowstorm will hit us before the end of May.
A weaving class or two is definitely in my future as it is not as intuitive to me as knitting. Need to learn how to make my edges appear even and how to better carry yarn along the edge in a multi color scarf. Ranch life definitely has a far better purpose in life than corporate America. After all if you don’t show up to work on a ranch it could mean injury or hunger for the animals on the property.
Side note the new orchid (shade loving plant) is still alive and well and opening up to bloom any day now! The air plant is also alive and thriving in its new home.