First on the calendar is LamaFest, which is this coming weekend! It is held at the MSU Pavilion: Friday evening and all day Saturday and Sunday. I won't be able to actually show a llama this year, but I'll be around Saturday to help with the fiber show and walking fiber. It's a great show, if you're in the Lansing area you should check it out!
|Annie and Ralph at the 2011 LamaFest show.|
|A example of the handknit items that I will be selling at the Pioneer Fair. I'll also have handspun yarn and handwoven rugs and scarves.|
|My set-up at the Meridian Township Craft Marketplace last summer.|
|Let's hope Kara poses this well in her halter class at the shows!|
And last but not least is the North American International Livestock Expo in Louisville, KY, Nov. 2-4. This is one of my all-time favorite llama shows, and I'm so glad I get to go again this year! It's been at least 6-7 years since I've shown there! This one's a little more expensive, so I'm just taking Ralph and Kara. Kara probably won't be as good of a showmanship partner as T would be, but I'd rather show Ralph in open alpaca performance! Either way it will be a great show!
|The last time I took a young cria to show at the NAILE. This is Autumn Hill's Charity at just over 5 months of age, and she did quite well! I hope Kara will do just as good!|
I also have a lot of fiber projects in mind to work on this fall. I have at least 3 knitting projects that I need to finish before Christmas, and I have 2 sweaters (one with handspun yarn that also needs to be spun!) that I want to knit! Plus a big tapestry weaving project that also needs handspun yarn! I'm going to be busy, but it should be fun!
|Two of the "donors" of fur for my tapestry weaving project...it is all natural dog fur!|