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Yearly Archives: 2017

Autumnal Yarn Colours

Written on November 9, 2017 at 3:09 pm, by

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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Alpaca Art

Written on November 9, 2017 at 2:10 pm, by

Elephants and monkeys can paint, but who knew alpacas were capable of creating their own form of art?  Whilst Fabyanne was at the Cambridge Vet School, she wasn’t particularly well behaved when being handled and this is what she left … Read More

What a hay day!

Written on November 9, 2017 at 2:05 pm, by

Whilst we’re all toasty warm, knitting our alpaca garments and accessories, our silent partners are in the fields, braving the weather.  Well the new field shelters have arrived as has the hay, plus, this week, the new nursery/sick bay has been created.
The lovely … Read More

The Heart of the Matter

Written on October 26, 2017 at 11:21 am, by

Poor little Mdina, I have been concerned for her for a few weeks as she’s not developing as she should be.  She is still only the size of an  8 month old cria, even though she is now 15 months … Read More

A Thorny Issue

Written on October 26, 2017 at 11:14 am, by

The fields here are surrounded by blackberry bushes and the alpacas love to nibble on the fruit and use the branches as scratching posts.  Unfortunately, not all are careful about where they put their feet and the thorns are sharp.  An … Read More

Yay, New Yarn in Six Colours

Written on October 20, 2017 at 3:43 pm, by

Our new yarn has arrived and is a blend of super fine British Alpaca and top grade Blue Faced Leicester; it is seriously scrumptious to touch.  I’m trialling these six colours to see which are popular for you to make our … Read More

Yarndale and BOB London

Written on October 10, 2017 at 11:53 am, by

Yarndale was a blast and many thanks to all those who came to say hello.  A particular thanks to Bryony modelling the Lillian Top …

 
and Glen modelling the Isis Tailcoat.

 
Tomorrow I’m off to London for BOB, The Truman Brewery, The Boiler … Read More

Hand made knitwear from our Customers

Written on September 14, 2017 at 11:12 am, by

I’m always so pleased to see our customers modelling their knitwear and the lovely comments they have about my scrumptious yarn!  So here are the latest endeavours from people who have emailed images:
Nora from Bergen in Norway sent this beautiful photo … Read More

Poorly alpacas

Written on September 13, 2017 at 1:23 pm, by

Helene walked through a black thorn bush and her daughter, Monroe, followed her. They both ended up with thorns in their feet (which are just pads). The vet has been and had to use forceps to get the darn things … Read More

Workshop Dates Published

Written on May 25, 2017 at 12:03 pm, by

Hurray, I can at last publish our workshop dates because the shop will be finished!  I can’t tell you how pleased I am to be writing this!

 
All our future workshops will take place at the alpaca farm in our own … Read More

The Tension Square

Written on May 18, 2017 at 3:21 pm, by

 
When running the knitting workshops, we often encounter groans when asked to do a tension square. The lovely 93 year old Flo Boswell shared this delightful poem with us which I now share with you and calmly I rest my … Read More

Knitting and Mental Health

Written on May 11, 2017 at 10:53 am, by

This is Mental Awareness Week; a time when focus is turned on the well being of us ordinary folk!

I’ve often heard it bandied about that knitting is good for mental health and so started researching what actual studies have been … Read More