Tuesday, August 08, 2006
Here a LLama, There a LLama.....
Yes, We have llamas! If you have never met a llama up close and personal, you have really missed out! They are wonderful animals. So curious. Yes, they do indeed spit, but only if you try to eat their food or give them shots or do their nails etc.. They don't just randomly spit on curious onlookers!! We surprised our daughter on her 10th birthday with 'Sebastian'. (He is the dark one up close and personal!!) That was 7 years ago now. He is still her favorite. So for her 17th birthday, I took some of his wool that we had had spun, and made her an adorable little purse so she could carry him with her. It felted wonderfully! (I do think I will need to learn how to spin some of the wool that we get each year from the 20+ llamas that we shear...)
Here is how the purse turned out:
I used 2 strands of Sebastian's wool (which is the brown in the purse and the handle). The green yarn is wool that I purchased in The Shambles in York England this past Spring when we visited our son who was studying abroad for the year. My daughter loves the purse and she can't wait to carry it this fall!