Saturday, January 10, 2009

Little Libra Update

For all you friends who are following little Libra's (Jr.) progress. .....yesterday he was 4 months old and weighed 25 pounds exactly. Four month old crias usually weigh about 60 pounds. You may think this is not a pretty picture of him, but it sure is to me. He just finished eating his "gruel".Like most little boys, he hates to have his face washed. I'm up to feeding 6 ounces, 4 times a day now, but think I may cut back to 3 times a day for a little relief for me. He's still slurping and sucking down his concoction. Here's where I talked about the recipe -

A Gift of Love and Memories

My down the road friend, Cary, gave me these beautiful handspun, handknit socks last night. Cary, I'm sorry, but I will probably never wear them. They are just too precious and full of memories and love to put on my feet. They hang here in my office.
The white stripes and knit "NorthStar" are from Pollux, my fiber boy. Cary said she added my alpaca around my ankle because it is so soft.
Cary handspun and 3 plied the gray from my roving of alpaca and SouthDown Sheep that I had Zeilingers blend last summer. These sheep were Smitty's joy in the barn. Cary doesn't realize it, but they were sold and left the farm about 3 hours before he died.
These socks are probably my most precious symbol of love from my friends and my years with Smitty that I have and I want to keep them forever. So, nope, I'm not going to wear them, not even as bed socks.
Thank you, Cary