Thursday, April 19, 2012
This is Boots our female Suri Alpaca. As her fiber grows, her bangs also grow. By shearing time, poor Boots can not see, her bangs shield her eyes so she's always got her nose tilted upwards to get a glimpse of you or sniff to find out where you are so you won't get too close. Boots is a very nice girl with very fine and lustrous fiber. Her fiber was pretty fun to work with as she doesn't really like to get down and dirty like some of them do. Her first cria, Good Buddy, born on October 4, 2011 (hence the name, 10-4 Good Buddy), is going to be gorgeous and I can not wait to get my hands on his fiber too, although it will be awhile since he will be going to the Nationals show in Louisville, KY on Memorial Day Weekend this year. His fiber is really very fine and a very dark brown almost bay black under all the sunbleached cria tips. He is pretty funny with his shenanigans! As you can see in the pictures after they are sheared, we wash, dry & card the fiber and make it into batts that then can be felted or spun into yarn. It is beautiful to work with and such a very rich brown. Do you have anything on your needles? You should! In fact, it is great therapy and you should do something with fiber each and every day it is great relaxation therapy!
Boots and Good Buddy
Boots beautiful carded batt
Boots Yarn in the dreaded quince bush