Category Archives: alpaca

Time for a new sweater…

So at the end of October, armed with me and Kara’s Stitches passes from the Rhinebeck Rav party, my friend Sandy and I drove up to Hartford for yet more yarn shopping. It turns out I don’t get tired of … Continue reading

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A very belated Rhinebeck Finale…

So the second day of Rhinebeck was in fact amazing. The big selling points were: 1. No feeling like we had to do everything in just one day, more time to just spend with people. and 2. Leaping Llama Competition. … Continue reading

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As everyone I know (where know is loosely defined as am friends with, go to church with, work within a quarter mile of, pass in the hallway, etc) already knows, the third weekend in October is my favorite weekend of … Continue reading

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Sweet Alpaca Shawl

Last night, I finished my first big shawl on my rigid heddle loom. Previously, I had made scarves. I had never warped the full-length of the loom. I think I was feeling particularly inspired to finish weaving it after going … Continue reading

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Spring Starts

It really is a season for planning and starting new things. Even though I’m not technically on the academic calendar anymore because I don’t have classes, it still governs life at a university, and I think it’s a natural rhythm … Continue reading

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Bookending September

My, I let time just get away from me. So much knitting to share! Back in August, I finally dipped into some of the lovely alpaca yarn I bought a while ago at Southwind Farms. Several friends and I drove … Continue reading

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I love fiber festivals!

The 2009 Connecticut Sheep and Wool festival was last weekend in Tolland, CT. My friend Lara and I went up there, and it was a ton of fun! There were beautiful sheep. The ones waiting to be sheared looked quite … Continue reading

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My Flower Basket Shawl is done

IMG_0151, originally uploaded by kllamb. And I think I’m in love with it. Yup, love. Definitely gonna have to visit Southwind Farms for more yarn!

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