Sunday, June 04, 2006

The Kath in the Hat...

Friends are friends be they nearby or far away. I used to see a lot of my galpal Kathie but sadly 'n' gladly she has found love (the gladly bit) but it was oh soooooo far away...ie. the sadly bit. It 's great to know she's still thinkin' of me though...she knows a lady with a pet white alpaca and Hooray!! Kathie sent down a whole alpaca fleece! When I saw the huge parcel by my front door a couple of thoughts sprang instantly to mind. The first: "Oh My God...I've bought something off eBay and have no recollection of it." hehe! This is a true story. Second thought..."Oh wow...this bag is huge!!!" Third thought..."Thank god for my ol' carding Machine". I am really keen to lightly rinse out a batch and run it through ol' spikey...I've never carded Alpaca before. I little while ago Kathie and I planned out a beanie...because it's so damn cold in Northen NSW. hehe. Kathie was really keen on pink or purple...but assured me that she would be happy with any of the ol' sheepychic. Thank goodness for that because I have done a lot of pinks and purple lately and I need to scream to the world.."Other colours can be cool tooooooooo!!!!!!!!!." Well...it's fair to say there's a fair bit of purple and a twink of pink in there...in among the metallic Purple thread I used to ply with. I also used a dusky sort of rainbow hank I had in my yarn stash. I knitted that through with some extreme goldie omgliness spun through with the white Merino. It is FULL ON. I hope not toooo full on!! I used some Chrissy deco that I first spun through Merino on my second only posting...peep in my archives (Jan). Kathie..if you want to give it a quick trim down with some scissors I will TOTALLY understand...it is very, very stickie outie, I know. Well I have stacks of cool photos...but for 3 nights running Blogger won't let me load them..oh well. Thanks for logging into Sheepychic bloggings, Bye for now..Ruthxx

3 comments:

roseys madhouse said...

OMG I love it I cant wait to get it. Beleive me today is a day when I could most definately wear it.It is freezing outside isnt it funny how quickly you climatise your self.

kerry said...

Well done Ruth, what a beautiful beanie!!

Kath, I'm sure its freezing at Nabiac, but Werribee's temp now (l2.30pm) is 12degrees. Sunny but bloody cold! Definite beanie weather.

Merry Munchkin Designs said...

I love it sooo much! Hey, I reckon it was much colder here than there last night Kathie, there was still ice on the grass at 8.30 am this morning! I walk the kids everyday and that has never happened before.
Ruth, I am so sorry I havent returned your messages yet, I have been working my little butt off... I will try harder on Friday.....
xxxxx Monday????

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