Friday, May 9, 2008

Camp memories

A lot of campers have been reminiscing about our super fun camp experience lately. I've listed to podcasts, read blogs, read Ravelry posts, etc. and now I'm feeling a little homesick (or would it be campsick?). I still need to get my pictures edited and posted on Flickr but I did come across the little video (apologies for the poor sound quality) so I uploaded it on YouTube and you can check it out here:

The new (and ever so true lyrics) were written by the super talented Stephen from hizKNITS If you can't hear the audio on my video very well, you can check out the lyrics on his blog.
One of my favorite parts is the bartender who runs by at the end!

And here's a quick shot of the audience (after the song was sung - I can't video AND take pictures with one camera)

How long until next year?!?!?!?!?

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Alpaca Sunday

I decided to go to the Great Western Alpaca Show that was in town over the weekend.

Aren't they such cute little guys? (ok, some aren't so little).

I saw furry alpacas, small alpacas, and.......

NAKED alpacas! These poor little guys just got sheared. Actually, it was pretty warm in there so they might have been happier to be in the buff. Aren't their eyes HUGE when they don't have all that wool around them?

There were alpacas everywhere! Even performing alpacas.

Well, these guys were being judged but there were other alpacas who were running obstacle courses and doing crazy alpaca tricks for their young owners. Kind of like a 4-H event.

I also learned that there are two different kinds of alpacas: Huacayas and Suris. Here are the Suris. (The Huacayas are the ones in the above pictures)

Then I decided I needed to learn more about the alpacas. Here's a good website with some FAQs about alpacas.

I keep trying to talk my husband into buying one but he thinks that's a bad idea. I think if I had an alpaca think of what I would save in yarn! I could make my own. Just a thought.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Guilty Pleasures Ravelry Swap

I love doing swaps on Ravlery. This time I signed up for the Guilty Pleasures/Good Karma swap. I got my package yesterday and wow - what a treat!

First let me say what an incredible wrapping job Pippin67 did! Even my husband was impressed. Not only did she do one big package but she also individually wrapped the goodies inside.

And what fantastic contents! I love, love, love the misti alpaca she found! I hadn't even see that color before! And the sea silk - I'm in heaven! Yummy chocolate, teas, fabulous addis, some eucalan (which I haven't tried yet) and some awesome Cherry Tree Hill Suri Lace (made from Suri Alpacas which I didn't even know existed until I saw some today at the Alpaca Show - but that's another post).
Thank you so much wonderful swap buddy.