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New Design, the Monroe Jumper

We had a lovely crisp February morning when Jenny (model) and Roger (Photographer) helped Tracy create the images of her new pattern, the Monroe Jumper.  Launched today, we hope you enjoy the many moods for the Monroe Jumper!  Kit and pattern now available.

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And there’s always one….

Mitzie

Meet Harry

Sue was delighted with her Christmas present from me.  I took some photos of her King Charles Cavalier Spaniel called Harry and knitted his image onto a scarf.  I was particularly pleased with the facial shaping which was all done in one piece and hasn’t any stuffing to accentuate the contours.

 

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The scarf is attached with press studs and you can see how it looses reality once I get to the feet!  How did your Christmas Gift knitting go?

 

Harry

Knitting Workshop Saturday 8th December 2018

– Don’t mention the ‘C’ word, then again ‘gift’ is an okay substitute, making things for other people is always good for the soul! Weatherwise, hmm, 10th December 2017 we had snow!

You can buy one of our knits on the day or if you’ve already started something and want help finishing it, bring your Purl Alpaca Design with you.  BOOK NOW

Hay, snow

 

Knitting Workshop Saturday 10th November 2018

– a cold and crisp temperature and a backdrop of autumn colours, fluffy cria with proud mothers, delicious hot food and warmth in everything on the day.

You can buy one of our knits on the day or if you’ve already started something and want help finishing it, bring your Purl Alpaca Design with you.  BOOK NOW

April

Knitting Workshop Saturday 20th October 2018

– the trees with their autumnal colours, the alpacas getting fluffier, the babies playing all day and delicious warming foods from our fresh produce harvest; this is stuff to excite all your senses.

You can buy one of our knits on the day or if you’ve already started something and want help finishing it, bring your Purl Alpaca Design with you.  BOOK NOW

Hedgerow foraging for blackberries and elderberries

 

Knitting Workshop Saturday 22nd September 2018

– cute cria, hopefully all successfully born by now, will be either really curious to meet you or they’ll be shyly hiding behind their mothers; they do like to play though and will probably sniff your hands before running away.  (Mayan wasn’t too impressed as you can see by her expression)

You can buy one of our knits on the day or if you’ve already started something and want help finishing it, bring your Purl Alpaca Design with you.  BOOK NOW

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Knitting Workshop Saturday 25th August 2018

– yes babies are due this month too; it’s also a month where I use a lot of diatomaceous earth which alpacas just love to roll in as Juno is demonstrating here.

You can buy one of our knits on the day or if you’ve already started something and want help finishing it, bring your Purl Alpaca Design with you.  BOOK NOW

Having a roll

 

Knitting Workshop Saturday 28th July 2018

– yes babies are due this month, maybe you’ll see one born?

You can buy one of our knits on the day or if you’ve already started something and want help finishing it, bring your Purl Alpaca Design with you.  BOOK NOW

Masika

 

Knitting Workshop Saturday 16th June 2018

– Shearing will have occurred and the alpacas will look totally different.  A friend described them as wearing a bonnet whilst nude!  The potential mothers will definitely be observable and just willing you to feed them an apple.  Then again, like Dusty, they may just lay on the grass sunbathing and ignore us all.

You can buy one of our knits on the day or if you’ve already started something and want help finishing it, bring your Purl Alpaca Design with you.  BOOK NOW

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Knitting Workshop Saturday 19th May 2018

– Last chance to see the alpacas in full fleece for this year with the beautiful backdrop of the willow trees, a walnut tree donning its new green leaves and you’ll be able to capture some truly lovely images, or they might just stare at you through the windows! You can buy one of our knits on the day or if you’ve already started something and want help finishing it, bring your Purl Alpaca Design with you. BOOK NOW

Alpacas seeing their reflection

 

Workshop dates 2018

Yay, the workshop dates are here and each event will have its own flavour, not only in the food but in the landscape, the sight of the alpacas and of course, when the babies are born; their magical presence is fabulous soul food.  Don’t forget to bring your camera!

24th February – the days are lengthening and are usually cold and crisp, it is perfect weather for wearing those gorgeous alpaca knits.  The food will be warming and comforting – bit like the day itself!  The alpacas will spend a lot of the time in the afternoon right outside the window, eating hay and watching us knit, laugh and knit some more.  BOOK NOW

 

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17th March – with the spring flowers, buds on the trees and the alpacas wearing 9 months of fleece, truly picturesque images of the farm available (unless it’s foggy or pouring with torrential rain of course); the day offers a mixture of foods to delight any palate.  BOOK NOW

 

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21st April – this is the month when the farm bursts into colour with flowers, leaves and blossom and this is reflected in the food too.  The alpacas will be very fluffy and the mums to be starting to really show…  BOOK NOW

 

Blossom

 

19th May – Last chance to see the alpacas in full fleece for this year with the beautiful backdrop of the willow trees, a walnut tree donning its new green leaves and you’ll be able to capture some truly lovely images, or they might just stare at you through the windows.  BOOK NOW

 

Alpacas seeing their reflection

 

16th June – Shearing will have occurred and the alpacas will look totally different.  A friend described them as wearing a bonnet whilst nude!  The potential mothers will definitely be observable and just willing you to feed them an apple.  Then again, like Dusty, they may just lay on the grass sunbathing and ignore us all.  BOOK NOW

 

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28th July – yes babies are due this month, maybe you’ll see one born? BOOK NOW

 

Masika

 

25th August – yes babies are due this month too; it’s also a month where I use a lot of diatomaceous earth which alpacas just love to roll in as Juno is demonstrating here. BOOK NOW

 

Having a roll

 

22nd September – cute cria, hopefully all successfully born by now, will be either really curious to meet you or they’ll be shyly hiding behind their mothers; they do like to play though and will probably sniff your hands before running away.  (Mayan wasn’t too impressed as you can see by her expression).  BOOK NOW

 

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20th October – the trees with their autumnal colours, the alpacas getting fluffier, the babies playing all day and delicious warming foods from our fresh produce harvest; this is stuff to excite all your senses.  BOOK NOW

 

Hedgerow foraging for blackberries and elderberries

 

10th November – a cold and crisp temperature and a backdrop of autumn colours, fluffy cria with proud mothers, delicious hot food and warmth in everything on the day.

BOOK NOW

 

April

 

8th December – Don’t mention the ‘C’ word, then again ‘gift’ is an okay substitute, making things for other people is always good for the soul! Weatherwise, hmm, 10th December 2017 we had snow!  BOOK NOW

Hay, snow

 

Remember, if you’ve already started something and want help finishing it, or just for getting your knitting mojo back, please come along and we’ll help you.

Looking forward to seeing you soon!

Autumnal Yarn Colours

Well you definitely seem to like our new autumn colours with Citrine and Sapphire being the favourites.  Having said we really like the Coco Hat in Ruby and the Holly Hat in Amethyst.

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