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Alpaca Toy Knitting Pattern and a Giveaway

Its here, the knitting pattern for the Alpaca! I knitted him in a boucle’ yarn because I felt the it gave him a lovely texture. I really had to study this beautiful creature to try and create the perfect dimensions. The front legs seem slightly shorter than the hind legs and the chest is bold and strong with an elegantly straight neck and back. The tummy section is full towards the front legs and tapers off towards the hind legs… and what sweet, puffy tails they have too! What fun I had designing him!
His pattern is avaliable in my Mamma4earth shop.
Giveaway:
Because this is a new pattern, I am going to have a little giveaway here and email the Alpaca pattern to 2 readers:) If you would like to enter, just leave a comment here in this post and a way for me to contact you if you win:) Giveaway will close on Tuesday evening South Africa time:)
Thank so much for visiting this space:)
xo Linda
Winners:
Dawn said…

Oh the alpaca is lovely, I love the yarn you have used.
Thank you for the opportunity, I usually knit a sheep in the wool I spin to represent the sheep the wool came from so an alpaca pattern would be lovely with the alpaca yarn I have recently washed, spun last year.
Thank you for the opportunity Linda, another lovely pattern xxx

Congratulations Dawn!!

The 2nd winner is:

Anonymous said…
Love this so much!
Ruthi/Rav: Stardancer
May 24, 2011 11:35 AM
Congratulations!!

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Creative Friday and Day Five of Knitting and Crochet Blog Week

Welcome to Creative Friday 🙂 Thank you so much to everyone who shares the love and posts their links to their amazing work:) Please feel free to post your links to anything you have created and would like to share, it can be a recipe, sewing tutorial, knitting tutorial, felting, crochet, crafts, art, spinning, weaving, working with fibre, photography, poetry…etc…

I also love to hear from you, so if you have a moment, please leave a comment:) Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful talent with us! Just add the name of your blog to the widget and then add your blog link with the http:// at the beginning of your link address:) I have added a Creative Friday button on the sidebar of my blog, please feel free to add it to your blog for Creative Friday and link it to http://www.naturalsuburbia.com/ so others can find this space and share their creativity too:)

Day Five Knitting & Crochet Blog Week: 1st April. And now for something completely different
Experimental blogging day to try and push your creativity in blogging to the same level that you perhaps push your creativity in the items you create.There are no rules of a topic to blog about (though some suggestions are given below) but this post should look at a different way to present content on your blog. This can take one of many forms, but here a few suggestions: Wordless, photographic post Video blog post Podcast Cartoon/sketch of an idea Write about a subject from a different perspective (for example, you could write about a day in the life of a knitted sock from the point of view of the sock). Interpretive modern dance (why does someone always suggest this? A poem or piece of rhyming verse Stop motion animation.  2KCBWDAY5



For today, just a photo of my new baby Alpaca handspun and a poem.
This roving was dyed by Feltstudiouk. This is just the softest yarn…. dreamy…..

To Spin:
The roving glides through my fingers
The rhythmic wheel, a meditation
Fills my heart and soul with joy
For now I knit… 
                             (Me)
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Rivalry on the Birdfeeder and Dyeing…

I was sitting in my workroom the other day knitting and I looked out of the window and noticed a Lourie had landed on the birdfeeder… They are such beautiful, large birds…
Then the Crested Barbet arrived…
Lots of hissing ensued between the two…
And the Lourie left… So entertaining to watch…
And, I dyed up this Alpaca roving today, inspired by all the fruit tree blossoms around me:)
xo
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