Nov 9, 2007

life goes on at the Woolly Works

I'm here at the Woolly Works, playing with the dogs and talking with Pansy. Hermes is of course his magnificent self, and the driveway into the yard is awash with Eau D' Hermes cologne when the wind is just right. Luckily, it's autumn and the wind doesn't often blow toward the drive. He'd love a good scratch between his horns and behind the ears, but at the moment, his aftershave is so overpowering that touching any part of his body leaves me with a strong and lingering scent of big black buck. Sunny is here and escorts me back and forth between the houses and the animals pens, as any middle-aged gentleman should. He'll be 6 years old in January, and is beginning to show a little white in his whiskers.

I've been working on a sweater since I've been here; hopefully it will be complete by show time. The standard $35 sweater is a staple for us and is a good seller. We make them in a variety of colors and often with adventurous buttons - warm and a little wild, people seem to enjoy them. And, we have capes and shawls and vests of various designs and, of course, the skirts!

We did ultrasounds on the alpaca gals and all but two are pregnant. That's good news! We can look forward to babies next year!

10 comments:

toady said...

Sounds like you're having a wonderful time. I'd love to come visit and meet the brood.
Toady

Elizabethd said...

I'm sure you are having a lovely time with your family. Hope to see the finished knitting on line!

toady said...

Hi Kathleen - me again. I see you've got fliker on your blog site. I've uploaded and made one but can't for the life of me see how to load onto my blog. I fyou get a minute could you PM me please? Ta very muchly.
Toady

lampworkbeader said...

35$ seems very inexpensive for a sweater. Do you sell on line and to the UK? I am always looking out for unusual knitwear.

Casdok said...

Babies! How wonderful!!

kathleen said...

Lampworkbeader - I do sell on the internet, so far I have not shipped to the UK, but am willing to do so. payments can be made through WoolyWorks; she has a PayPal account that you can use with your credit card. Everything we knit is available to you on line, but I think the only place you might see them are on the Flickr pages or here on the blogs. We should be posting photos of whatever we have very shortly. We just got through dyeing a bunch of yarns - what fun!

Green Fingers said...

Sounds like you're having a great time in the U.S.!

Rani said...

What a great time - and to be with family!

What show?! Sounds like fun!!

Pili pala said...

Hi there I've just found your blogg.
I'm also interested in your knit wear. It looks beautiful,would you post to France?
You like Loreena McKennit, so do I,she's very popular here in France.
Look forward to hearing from you x

goddess in the groove said...

Hello Kathleen! Followed you here from my blog :). I would love to see your knits, and will search some more. Do I see right that you are making a black skirt? Great dogs, great blog, you will see me here often. Thanks for finding me....