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Tuesday, 8 January 2013

It All Started with This!!

                                           Meet Alyssa the Alpaca



Over the Christmas Break some of my grands stayed overnight.......

The next day we bundled up and went to the Alpaca Farm........

In all my years I have never been up close to these beautiful animals......

Now I understand why we make these our pets............

Just look at those big eyes and long eyelashes..............

Their wool coat is so thick and soft.............

My hand reached in to pet her and she turn and looked at me and liked

my hair........Nana look out Alyssa is trying to eat your hair...........

The breeder just had to shoo her aside ,  but..... she kept coming back........

It's as it we bonded....or she just liked my curly hair...............






Ok to make a long story short..........

We went into the barns , saw the animals and then we went into the store.....

Oh such woven and beautiful garments made from the Alpaca wool............

My grands fell in love with these mittens............I guess.....they were so thick..... and warm....

Well at the hefty price of $50.00 a pair...........I wasn't about to spend............So I purchased

a ball of Alpaca wool and................


Did I mention the Alpaca yarn was $15.00....................................





So that is why  the red and white mittens were created.......................



I had the cream wool and now the red silk wool from the alpaca and I made these mittens.



It took me 8 hours to knit the mitts.......haven't knitted in awhile..........
 

Then I proceeded to add the silk wool to the inside and out.............



Now this was all from memory..........but they turned out great  !!..........


This took another 8 hours..........So if you add in the labour.............

I would say $50.00 is a great price to pay......
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Don't you think..........you would love a pair...........I know I would.........






I guess you  know what I will be making........ I have 11 pairs of mittens to make.............

Memories of this Christmas will last a lifetime........................


                                 Thanks for stopping by and leaving all those lovely comments.
                                        
                                         Have a great week.....You know what I will be doing......
                                                            Linda

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22 comments:

  1. Those mittens are adorable. Love alpacos. They have such sweet faces. They do like curly hair. One tried to eat my daughter's hair when she was little. Be careful, hah.

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  2. How cute are those Alpacas and I love those mittens! I would say you are going to be busy knitting all those mittens!! Hope you have a wonderful day, Gail

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  3. They are really sweet creatures aren't they. I love the mittens and how the red yarn looks like hearts all over them. They would be very warm! You have a lot of knitting to do too.

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  4. Beautiful mittens. What a great story and the mittens will last and keep the memories alive for your GBs.

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  5. These mittens are so cute! I really love the red accent. Alpacas seem like such fun animals and they are really adorable. I may have to get some one day :)

    Visiting from Tweak It Tuesday :)

    Tammy
    ourneckofthewoods.net

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  6. Gorgeous...11 pair? Oh my. Will they be Christmas gifts for next year? That's one pair a month if you start now. ha.

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  7. I would have never thought you actually MADE the mittens I admired yesterday! Wow, you are one talented lady!

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  8. Love the mittens. They look so warm. Sounds like you had a great time at the farm. What a sweet looking animal. I'm sure Alyssa just wanted to be friends.

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  9. I'd pay $50 before I'd attempt knitting my own. Your's do look great and I'd be delighted if you'd send me a pair! lol

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  10. What a wonderful day! I crochet. Always wanted to learn knitting but could not master it. My daughter knits.Your mittens are beautiful!

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  11. Wow! The mittens are gorgeous!!! You do beautiful work Linda.

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  12. Wow! I had no idea how labor intensive making mittens would be. Of course, I don't knit, so what do I know? Those mittens are adorable! I love the red and white colorscheme. I don't think I've ever seen an alpaca up close in person either.

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  13. I love those! They look so cozy. :)

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  14. Those mittens look amazing....and so cozy! Love the red and white!

    blessings,
    karianne

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  15. I love the mittens sooo much, best art made with love. Thank you for sharing at the hop xo

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  16. I'm in love with those mittens!!! They look so cozy not to mention how gorgeous they turned out.

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  17. I love these mittens. Its my secret dream to some day even have an alpaca farm. They are such beautiful animals and the wool......Thanks for sharing.
    Donna @onceuponasewingmachine.com

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  18. oh my gosh, how cute are these? good grief, I've tried so many times to learn to knit and I have some sort of mental block!! great job, love the red/white motif!

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  19. Oh yes please, I would love a pair of these sweet mittens!

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  20. Hi, Great post. I found you through the blog hop. Now following you.Please stop by and say hi when you get a chance.
    Be sure and check out my new Blog Hop that we just started, It's Weekly Goals Link Up. It's a great way to stay on track. Have a great day. :) Here's the link in case you want to check it out. Thanks again.http://lenettacarnes.blogspot.com/2013/01/weekly-goals-linkup-html

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  21. Love the mittens and love Alyssa! Thanx for sharing at THT.

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  22. Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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