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Other planning includes getting ready for my latest batch of yarn to arrive from the mill. It is supposed to be ready the end of this month. I have gone through my dye supply and made a list of colors I need to replace. I am low on some colors. I may go pick the yarn up at the mill and take some more
And speaking of dyeing, I finally have some fiber dyed and ready to send off for roving. The mill I use in Michigan has discounts in January, so I will be shipping this off in just a couple days. It is a dark dark blue green and will be blended into a swirled roving with a black fleece and a rose grey fleece.
I am not attending a fiber festival until Memorial Day as a vendor, so I have plenty of time to prepare. I decided not to attend the Knitter's Fantasy in Youngstown Ohio in early April. While I enjoyed the show last year, my sales did not justify my time and the expense of gas and a hotel room. If I could manage without the hotel cost, I would likely do it again, but it is too far away to do in one day having to be set up by 8 am.
I am also moving ahead in planning to disperse most of my alpaca herd. I have some very nice young females who would do well in a breeding program and I am just not up for the breeding end of things anymore. That being said, if they are not sold, we may just have 2 crias this spring. I've got 2 young females that I am pretty sure are bred to our rose grey male, Opi. We will have to wait until May to see.
So those are just some of the things I am looking ahead to. I will also be driving to Florida at the end of this month with my mother as she goes down to spend the month with her sister. We have plans to visit some old, old friends whom I have not seen since high school. I will stay a few days and then fly home in early February, in time to start tapping trees.
That's about it for this week. My older son has a birthday in a week, so I have been doing some "secret" knitting which I can post about after his birthday. He probably does not read this, but I never know.
The weather has not been conducive to taking many photos. It is rather grey and dreary for the most part and uninspiring.
It's January. But it will be spring soon, won't it Rowdy?