I am FINALLY getting somewhere on the Ivy Cap. What started out looking like a small lump of coal is beginning to develop into something that could actually become a hat!
- Ivy Cap beginning
After swatching until I thought I would go insane it seems like the measurements are right (at the moment anyway). I have tried to stay focused on it but I have to admit the real estate world has been keeping me more than occupied recently. While I am very much enjoying this new part of my life it really makes me stop and think about the houses we have bought and sold over the last number of years. I wonder if we ever as “different” as some of the people we have worked with. I really don’t ever recall being a “lookey-lou” which by real estate definition is someone who never has any intention of actually buying a house or being someone who wants to go look at houses knowing they could never qualify for a loan then getting upset when I eventually “suggest” they need to get pre-qualified before we can look at any more houses. Don’t get me wrong, there are some great people out there that I have worked with but you quickly realize that there are those who have seen too many episodes of House Hunters.
Back to my Ivy Cap…the crown is done
and I’m about to start on the next section that involves wrapping and turning. It reminds me of turning the heel on socks. You have to carve out a few uninterupted moments to complete the section because if you stop in the middle-forget it-it will take forever to figure out where you left off.
Also, recently I was going through some pictures and info on my animals and realized that today is one of my alpacas birthday.
Happy Birthday my sweet Dante! 9 years ago today he was our first cria (alpaca baby) born. Of course I started to get sentimental about it realizing how much I miss him and the rest of my animals! I am comforted by the fact that he has a really good farm home now and has visits from lots of ladies and has produced some beautiful kids! I took this picture right before shearing one year.
Well, it’s off to Espresso’s yarn and the next section of the Ivy Cap.