Alpaca Birth 101
Alpaca alpaca yarn animal lover baby alpaca backyard farm country country life cria farm farm life Fiber knitter knitting wool yarnAshley Gunson
For as long as I can remember I wanted to get an alpaca so I could shear them and use their fiber to spin it into yarn and knit with my own alpaca wool. And It doesn’t hurt that they are so cute. I never thought this dream would come true. I would tell my husband all of my crazy farm ideas and I think he thought that I was kidding. So about 3 years ago I called an Alpaca farmer in Prescott Arizona and we went to visit their farm on father’s Day. We learned a lot. They were...
Farmers Market Season
Farmers market hand knit handmade knitting makerAshley Gunson
I love going to Farmers Markets. Here in Henderson Nevada we have a great market at the District. It's small but they sell local honey, fruits and veggies and we will hopefully be selling our eggs and knit goods there very soon. I love supporting made in America and locals. I started knitting farmers market bags about 2 years ago because my daughters wanted cute swim bags. Now I knit them for everyday use. If I'm going to the store or on vacation. They are light and easy to pack. The leather strap is the perfect addition. Here are some...
2016 beanie bonnet faux pom hat knit pixie wool yarnAshley Gunson
2016 was one of my favorite knitting years. I have been putting fur Pom poms on my knit hats for about 5 years. But this year the faux fur Pom poms have been perfected. So perfected that they are very hard to order and keep in stock. This camel yarn is cascade wool and it's not even that itchy. It's so wonderful to knit with. And the camel color is rich and can go with any outfit. These colors surprised me. When I'm knitting I put a lot of yarn around me for inspiration. These 2 colors really stuck out...