Sunday, February 01, 2009
Yesterday we went to visit Bil, Julia and the alpaca for a lovely sunny day visit. We also got to see the Dexter cows (cattle?) that were just passing through the farm...they are being traded for five more alpaca, including a fairly newborn cria. I can't wait to see the new additions!
Brownie is doing great...she was one of the first ones out of the barn to come say hi, and all the alpaca are very, very tolerant of people being around them. They'll all pretty much eat out of your hand, but prefer not to be touched (which is so hard...they are so soft and fluffy you just want to give them big hugs). We checked out the fleece on the young ladies...it is really beautiful.
Today is my Knitterversary...five years ago I taught myself to knit during an uneventful Superbowl using a Lion Brand learn to knit kit that had short, fat needles and a skein of Homespun. I've come a bit of a ways, but have a long ways to go. It does seem like much longer than five years ago. Lots of socks have travelled through our lives since then!