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Racing toward Retirement -- sort of

[[Note: This being my first blog post, I hope I'm not breaking any rules. Please let me know if I am, and I'll fix it!]]

 

DH is the one racing, or trying to. We want to move to our ten acres of sagebrush in Nevada and get started setting up our Retirement Ranch. But right now, it's at long two days' drive from home, and there hasn't been time to make the trek more than once this year, partly because I'm providing full-time daycare for Nermal the World's Cutest Grandbaby. He's…

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Added by Freelance on May 17, 2011 at 10:16am — 28 Comments

High Fiber--Frolicking with Furry Friends....



Now that I have your attention...

That's Gabriella. You have seen her before if you have read a previous blog post. She's the orphaned baby alpaca my friend Linda has been raising with a bottle. You will see more of her later.…



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Added by Peggy Stuart on November 29, 2010 at 6:21am — 77 Comments

High Fiber--Dancing With the Alpacas, and Other Fiber Fun!

This weekend was Alpaca Days in Woodland, UT, and many other places in the US. I spent the weekend spinning at the Blue Moon Alpaca Ranch. More about that later.







This week saw the completion of the knitting on DH's Fair Isle sleeveless cardi. I'm still working on trimming and sewing down the steek sts. I found a… Continue

Added by Peggy Stuart on September 26, 2010 at 7:00pm — 72 Comments

Alpacas and Charlotte's Babies...

If you were watching the Alpaca Cam yesterday, you may have seen the alpacas greeting me as I arrived at the ranch.



I got my spinning set up and started work on the orange-rust hand-dyed alpaca I was working on the day before. The alpacas had visitors of all ages during the day.





As I was spinning, I would occasionally have a tiny spider drop from the tent that was providing… Continue

Added by Peggy Stuart on September 28, 2009 at 3:21pm — 9 Comments

Sipalu Bag Wins First Prize at Great Basin Fiber Arts Fair

I couldn't believe my Sipalu Bag took first prize!

September 12 and 13 were the dates for the Great Basin Fiber Arts Fair in South Jordan, Utah. I went to see my friend Linda's exhibit. (She's the one of the friends who raises alpacas.) I gave a ride to my friend Joanie and her daughter Kristi, who are both avid knitters. My Kromski Sonata rode in the back. My plan was to sit and spin for a while with Linda. I also took along the skein of yarn I… Continue

Added by Peggy Stuart on September 24, 2009 at 4:30pm — 17 Comments

Fiber, Fiber, Fiber...My Head is Spinning!

This is my first multi-colored spinning project.





As you may know, I was camping last week and along with the hiking, I got some knitting and spinning done. If you look at my last blog, you'll see photos of my camping experience. I have finished the spinning project that I was working on during the time in the mountains. This is the fiber I started with. It's hand-dyed merino from Greenwood Fiber Works.…



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Added by Peggy Stuart on September 9, 2009 at 7:00am — 12 Comments

Shear Terror!

The clouds parted, and the gentle sunlight spread over the little pastures and driveway of my friend Linda's alpaca farm. The fluffy heads were erect, like glass-headed pins stuck into round, fuzzy pin cushions, as the animals gazed with curiosity at the row of cars, parked diagonally, like the parking lot of a strip mall. What were so many humans doing, coming to visit Linda? Little did they know...



Monday was shearing day for the fluffy alpacas at Linda's. It had been scheduled for… Continue

Added by Peggy Stuart on June 17, 2009 at 11:45am — 6 Comments

alpacas

I just added a whole bunch of new pictures! I went to my first ever alpaca shearing over the Memorial Day holiday weekend. Humdinger Alpacas here in NJ (by Alpha)--it was a blast! It wasn't a very large scale event, but it was neat to see the before during and afters. There was also a group of spinners there answering questions-including many that my friend and I had about finding a good wheel, etc. I have been thinking about it for a while, and have asked a few folks on the KP community about… Continue

Added by banklady6 on June 4, 2009 at 3:50pm — 1 Comment

Fluffy Fiber Fun on Feet

Monday the spinners got together at Linda's place in Peoa. Before getting out our wheels, we went out to see Linda's fuzzy friends in the pasture.



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It was a beautiful spring day, and we enjoyed seeing the alpacas out in the sunshine. Last season's babies are getting big, and several of the females are already pregnant. While we were there the call came… Continue

Added by Peggy Stuart on May 13, 2009 at 11:10am — 4 Comments

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