Numerical Knitting

June 18, 2007

Small Things

Filed under: Knitting — by bethc @ 9:39 pm

Friday night we drove up to retrieve Bunny from his, now exhausted, grandparents. I got up Saturday morning for a quick jaunt in the country leaving B, Bunny, and the grandparents to fend for themselves. My mission, the Eastland Alpacas! May I just say it was well worth the trip. First there were Alpacas, with their very adorable faces, almost as far as the eye can see. The babies were up by the driveway, are these people smart or what?

After I oogled at the cute animals for a while I headed into the Farm Store… Some nice things made from alpaca, sweaters, mittens, etc. And then she showed me the yarn! They had a bunch of different kinds from Peru, some from the co-op they are a part of, and then she showed me some that she had commercially spun from their fleece. It was a done deal. I bought two skeins that I estimate are about 250 yards each. It seems about a sock weight and is a beautiful black. I’m thinking a stole of some sort and would love suggestions!

I also finished the doll socks and they were given at the party tonight at Chuck E. (please pass the aspirin) Cheese. I am pleased with the results, but think I will stick to socks for humans from now on! They were knit from some KnitPicks Shimmer that I had left from the Birch I knit last summer.

PS: Happy Anniversary B! Turns out 13 is lace, textiles, or fur…


  1. How sweet this one is!! That yarn is lovely!

    Comment by msfortuknit — June 18, 2007 @ 9:54 pm |Reply

  2. Can you tell me what size needle, what weight yarn (not familiar with Shimmer) and the number of stitches you used. I know my daughter would love to have a pair of handknit socks for her AG doll. Yours turned out really cute. Love the baby alpaca. How could you leave without buying some yarn after looking a that ute face?


    Comment by Lynn — June 19, 2007 @ 1:55 pm |Reply

  3. What a cute alpaca! You could knit the Shetland Triangle perhaps? Congratulations on 13 years! 🙂

    Comment by Amber — June 19, 2007 @ 3:04 pm |Reply

  4. That alpaca is such a cutie!!!!

    Comment by judy — June 19, 2007 @ 6:31 pm |Reply

  5. That’s an adorable baby alpaca!

    Comment by Nicole — June 20, 2007 @ 1:10 pm |Reply

  6. The baby alpaca is so cute!!

    Comment by Carrie K — June 26, 2007 @ 7:56 pm |Reply

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