Monday, March 12, 2007

White Scarf Pattern Link

Anonymous posted a question about the white scarf in the last post, and I couldn't answer because she is set up for noreply on blogger, so I thought I'd post the link to the pattern here.

The directions are very clear, it's an easy piece to knit, and if you scroll down there are some great photos of how to wear the scarf. In fact, if you haven't visited knitty.com, I recommend it...lots of great patterns with good photos, too.

In other news, it's off to the quilt shop today to pick up my "wadding" (thanks, Lily, for the correct name to ask for in Australia!) and the calico to use for the backing of the pink, blue and cream quilt. Funny, after I got my wonderful new Bernina with BSR, the first quilt I'm doing on it will be this remake of the antique quilt, which just has straight line quilting...no need for the fancy BSR for this quilt! That's probably good, since I haven't done much practicing with it yet. Next quilt, for sure.

Had fun this weekend visiting the Robertson Show, a kind of small county fair with lots of animal exhibitions and riding events, etc. Robertson is a gorgeous country area a few miles from where we live. In fact, if you ever saw the adorable movie, Babe, about the little pig, it was filmed in the Robertson area. We were there to see the alpaca breeders and learn a little about those beautiful animals. Once we send our six steers off to market, we're thinking of replacing them with alpacas. I got to hold one alpaca on his lead for a half hour, while his owner was showing another in the showring. What fun! They are lovely animals, and after their yearly shearing the fleece can be sold and spun into yarn, fabric, quilt batting, etc. Hmmm, a fun hobby for DH and me?

7 comments:

Mary said...

That's taking your hobby a little far isn't it? Raising your own yarn and batting!

Christine Thresh said...

I'd love to spin some Alpaca. I've spun wool yarn. If you get the animals, save some for me.

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

I was about to say, look long and hard and don't expect to be rich...but I forgot you were blogging to crafters and could probably easily get rid of the fleeces. If you get some, get them early so that they get used to you. They can be social or antisocial depending on their rearing. Cheers, tracey

Libby said...

Alpaca's a just darling. There are little ranches with them cropping up on California's central coast. I think having one (or more *s*) would be great fun, but our home is too urban - don't the HOA would let us get away with it.

Rian said...

I suppose batting sounds about as funny to an Aussie as wadding does to me.

Lily said...

LOL at the wadding/batting debate.

And you've hit upon an idea to 'grow your own' - legend!

Tanya said...

Oh dear. Dianne isn't blogging again. I hopw you and your cats are all fine! I'll be waiting to hear about more of the alpaca adventure!