|April and I in 2002 at the Great Lakes Regionals. She placed 1st in Heavy Wool Adult Female & Top 3 Heavy Wool Female!|
Next, an Abby update. She's recovering nicely from her spay, today was her first day of freedom! She built up a lot of energy not being able to walk or play for 10 days, but she's finally tired out tonight...it took a lot of work!
|Sound asleep...upside down! I have a weird dog...|
|Fell asleep mid-chew. Notice her cool new collar...its a topo map!|
|This is an older (pre-spay) pic...but too adorable not to share! Hank is sleeping on Abby!|
|It takes quite a lot to make Abby cock her head these days! She was very amused with the sound of my desk drawer closing.|
|And the quintessential "guilty dog" look...or rather she's trying to make me feel guilty for not playing with her!|
Sitting around with Abby while she recovered (since we couldn't play or take walks for most of the time), I got a lot of knitting done! I finished 2 more baby gifts for a friend, a cute frog bib and the most adorable stuffed turtle toy ever! The turtle took a lot of time, and I'll probably never make another (the shell was pretty complicated to put together), but I love how he turned out!! There's some pics of older projects too, plus the roving that I just spun up.
|Fingerless mitts I made over spring break.|
|Baby hat made with the leftover yarn. I plan to add a flower or two.|
|My long awaited handspun convertible mittens!|
|Sheldon the turtle.|
|Abby making friends with Sheldon.|
|Shetland/alpaca/glitz roving I spun up. May turn into a state fair project.|
And last but not least, some llama updates. Bluff is due in 2 weeks, though my mom swears she's going to have the cria before her due date. She's huge, so I'm sure the cria is plenty big. Now to get started on picking a name...the theme is mountains since the dad is Ridge Runner.
|Bluff and her 2010 cria, Lily. Lily is the cria that we lost to a dog attack January 2011. Bluff's new cria will be a full sibling to both Lily and Bluff's first cria Rainier.|
The same day as Bluff is due also marks the start of our show season for 2012! The summer may be rather sparse, but I'm anticipating a busy fall! I'm going to post a show season preview soon!
|Ralph and T (the two red guys in front) are my main show string for this year!|