First off: The Asbury Park Shawl. It is a free pattern on Ravelry, has a couple different stitches, and has BEADS! I was jonesing for some beaded knitting. Here we are so far.
Second off: Alpacas! Here is big brother Calypso! He was sheared about two months ago and his fleece is coming back in.
This is Chaco, who is Calypso and Mana's nephew. His mama is Georgia (Tink's first cria).
This is Tondero. He expects apples. I failed.
And here is little Mana.
It's hard to photograph her face, but it is cute.
She does pose though.
Kids. They just don't listen.
Oh one more thing. I took our 16 year old cat to the vet on Monday, and the news is that she has thyroid disease--I guess it is pretty common among older kitties. So she'll be starting thyroid medicine next week. She has had trouble keeping weight on so this should help. Keep your fingers crossed! If you've had experience with kitties and thyroids let me know!