This is, entirely, my sister Rabbies fault.
I mean, sure, as a knitter and spinner I would be lying to say I have a slight obsession of all animals that produce suitable fleece for my hobbies.
First of all, during the first lockdown, she and her husband kindly skyped us to help keep the kids sane. And one of the recurring ‘characters’ to these calls was a very naughty, very colourful, Drama Llama.
There was even a video of him having quite the adventure at a bears tea party!
Then, some time ago, after lockdown, we had a family holiday in Wales. Unbeknownst to the kids, their favourite aunt and uncle where joining us halfway through. We greeted them in the dead of night (8pm) and then bid them goodnight fully expecting the cries of pure happiness from the kids to wake us up in the morning…
I was in for a shock when I woke up – they had decked the place out with llama bunting and pop up cardboard llamas. We had llama cups, plates, napkins even llama goody bags!
Or where they alpacas? Cue a holiday of us going ‘Alpacalylse or Llamageddon’…
When we got back, I got the conservatory roof replaced to a proper one, not glass, and it was decided this new craft space should have a theme…
I have made llama curtains, we bought alpaca cushions, all the things from the Llamaggedon or Alpacalypse party decorate every thing I could creatively think of…
And of course, we needed a wooly touch, to help brighten the shelves…
Its taken a long time, a project between projects, a llama here, a pom pom there, an alpaca every now and again… and of course, the kumihimo braid – credit goes to Felix who chose the pattern,colours and did about three feet before getting bored!
Oh, and the llamas? Alpacas? Pattern is Tiny Alpaca! by Anna Hrachovec – available on her website.
Without further ado, I will see you next week, until then, stay safe!
Starting total – 843
Wool used – 48 (1 since last post!)
Wool bought – 23
Wool given to me – 27
Wool gifted to others – 1
Wool handspun – 3
Total – 848 (Net difference: +4 I’m getting close!)