Then on Saturday, I went here: Lonesome Stone Alpaca farm. Leanne, Sharon and I went on a bus trip up to Gramby with about 48 others, on a trip sponsored by A Knitted Peace. The alpacas were so cute and soft. They had been shorn on June 1, so their coats were only about an inch and a half thick.
The babies were so adorable. There was this little grey baby, you can barely see him by the fence in the picture, that was so cute. He was only about 2 weeks old.
Of course I bought some yarn. Some for a shawl, some for a sweater and some for mittens. I didn't need it, just wanted it.
The company was great on the trip - and Sharon had flasks with Baileys in one and vanilla vodka in the other. We also had munchies on the bus, and lunch at the farm. A good time was had by all.
Today we went to Daniels Park for a picnic and to let the boys explore. Here's me knitting. That's a wheel of unspun Icelandic wool I'm using. I'm casting on a shawl, with 421 stitches on size 9s. You have to be extremely careful not to pull too hard on the yarn, because it is basically like roving and easily pulls apart. I found the yarn when I started organizing the yarn room which is a WRECK! I bought new tubs to put yarn in, but have a long way to go in organizing.
Well, back to the yarn room for a while. Beautiful night here in God's country. Enjoy!