Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Mmmmmm Alpaca

Last weekend I went to the Alpaca Fest with some people from the knitting circle.

We came for the

Yummy alpaca

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:

Me and an alpaca

There were so many alpaca there. There were chocolate alpaca

Cinnamon Alpaca

and dirty alpaca...

Dirty Alpaca

and surfer alpaca...

Emo Alpaca

and emo alpaca...

Surfer Alpaca

Some were shy

Shy Alpaca

and others have so much hair they can't see

Blind Alpaca

and many were gorgeous.

Lorna's Laces Alpaca

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

MMmmmmm Alpaca

and got tattoos (thanks to Jen, you rock)

Knit or Die Tattoos - Knitting Circle

and I may or may not have bought some yarn

Alpaca 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.

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