My Xtreme Knitters Club went on a fun little trip on Veteran's Day. We visited the Silver Suns Alpaca Farm, near the Danish village of Solvang, one of my favorite little towns, even if it is a major tourist trap.
I've seen a lot of llamas, but aplacas are smaller, and they seem more friendly, like not as likely to spit. The owner was really nice, and took us into the pen with some of the alpacas. They were really curious and particularly interested in getting to nibble on our sweaters. After our little tour, she took us into her shop where she had a nice variety of beautiful alpaca yarn. Most of it was from her alpacas. She also had lots of roving and gave my friends a little spinning lesson with a drop spindle. I've tried before, and I just can't get it, so I didn't even attempt to "play." I did, however, have to buy a little yarn. She had given us that free tour, after all.I don't really know what I'll knit with these two yummy skeins, but I'll enjoyed just squeezing them until I figure something out.
If you're like me and admire people who whittle down their stash, but can't seem to do yourself, you should visit Rani's blog rght away. She's giving away some nice skeins of yarn. Hands off the pink! I have dibbs on it!