Last weekend I went to the Alpaca Fest with some people from the knitting circle.
We came for the
and stayed for the
I thought that fiber would be the highlight of the show, but those animals are so darn cute, they totally won us over. My main goal was to pet an alpaca. And I did. Here's proof:
There were so many alpaca there. There were chocolate alpaca
and dirty alpaca...
and surfer alpaca...
and emo alpaca...
Some were shy
and others have so much hair they can't see
and many were gorgeous.
This one looks like living, breathing Lorna's Laces or Socks that Rock. This picture doesn't do it justice.
We felt up some fiber
and got tattoos (thanks to Jen, you rock)
and I may or may not have bought some yarn
This is undyed alpaca light weight, from Long Skinny Ranch. It came off the alpaca like that. Amazing.
As amazing as the animals were, we were equally amazed at how nice alpaca people are. The folks at Breath of Heaven Alpaca Ranch were there spreading the good word of alpaca, and our knitting circle will probably be taking a trip out there soon. I got some interviews and clips of alpacas humming for the podcast, and everyone I asked was more than willing to answer questions.