Saturday, April 21, 2012

Happy Saturday!

Happy Saturday everyone!

An update . . . Clucky came home last week after spending 26 days in the NICU.  He is doing great!  He's still pretty tiny weighing only 4 lbs. 3 oz. 

Last weekend was the Minnesota Alpaca Expo.  This year we did not show any of our animals.  We thought about showing Fenway, but with me due 3 weeks after the expo we decided to sit this year out.  Thank goodness we did with the baby coming 7 weeks early, and Fenway caught a parasite bug the week of the expo and wasn't doing so hot.  Thankfully, Fenway has recovered nicely.

I had entered three items in the Fiber Arts competition at the Expo and won three first place ribbons!  I made a hat, a scarf, and a stuffed alpaca that we have named "Sven".
Sven - 1st place at the Expo
Sven is crocheted out of 100% alpaca yarn and stuffed with alpaca seconds from the alpacas in our herd.  I haven't decided if I am going to offer Sven for sale.  At this point, probably not, since he is quite a bit of work, and I now find myself with even less time to do things!

The hat and scarf will most likely be offered at some point in our Etsy shop as made to order items.
Cable Earflap Hat & matching scarf - 1st place at the Expo
earflap detail

So cute!
This winter I also tried my hand at making a couple of hats with alpacas on them.  I like the prototypes - the beige and orange hat for Brian, and the multicolored one for me.  These may become offerings in the Etsy shop as well.
Made for Brian
Made for me!

Earflap detail

Have a great weekend!

1 comment:

  1. So glad E is home. Congrats and get some sleep!


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