Thursday 29 January 2009

Barnacre creations

Today has been dull and damp so mum and I were unable to finish cleaning the paddocks, we did so much yesterday I am almost back on top of it. I hate to see dirty paddocks but the wet weather means that driving in and out with the quad makes far too much mess to do it as frequently as I would like.

Instead we have been creating Barnacre 'stock', the extremely popular peaked beret is now available in this years black yarn. The black yarn has a lovely soft handle and has been achieved using a blend of Mary, Geena and her son Loki. I'll get a photo in the shop very shortly.

Whilst mum has been busy knitting I have been making a pattern to make Gaussian a new coat, the cria coats I have are too small for him now. So it was out with the sewing machine, I had bought some waterproof breathable material and off I went. All I need to do now is put the poppers on it so he will have a nice new coat on tomorrow - assuming it fits (it should do I measured him!).

I am intending to make some more cria coats now to sell in the online shop. Cria can lose so much heat in the cold wet weather they are very susceptible to hypothermia, so they are a must in the British climate. When Hughie was born the year before last I think he lived in his coat for the first two months of his life!

1 comment:

Zanzibah Alpacas said...

Hi Debbie

Looking forward to seeing Gaussian posing with his new coat on...sometime soon....after his 'barnacre' fashion shoot !....Jayne