Thursday, 23 August 2012

Autumn nip?

Is anyone feeling an autumn nip in the air the last couple of mornings? I feel that we're arriving at the end of our summer, such that it was! Still there's plenty of grass left still, I feel we barely need an autumn flush so the last few months rain has been helpful in one way!

Our little prem cria is doing really well and we're waiting with baited breath for our last one this year from one of my best girls. This will be her first time and I'm really excited to see what she produces. She has a very dense fleece that has great character, however I wanted to improve the fineness so I mated her last year with Snowmass Sizlin Hot who's held his fantastic fineness really well. I'm hoping for a brown/dark fawn cria. Fingers crossed it all goes well.

I'm also starting to knit up this years yarn ready for autumn and the craft fayres. I'm excited to have some lovely black this year from our boy Raven. It's come back from the mill really bright and true black. I was very pleasantly surprised as he'd gone a bit browny blond at the tips in the sun so I didn't know whether we'd get a very black yarn. I have him up for sale with some other boys but as he's my only black alpaca I don't know if I'm going to be able to part with him!

I hope to be able to post a picture of a new brown cria soon..