Nov. 6, 2016

The Golden Fleece

Hi, it's been a while since I blogged last. We are in new territory here again. Nothing stands still on or around an alpaca farm. You may remember, if you have read some of my previous pieces, that our two adult alpacas - Apollo and Astra - had their fleece shorn last June. Well, I have sent the fleece to a mill in Scotland and they will turn what I've sent them into yarn, for knitting. 

The alpaca wool is so special because it is so soft that it doesn't cause an itch on our skin like sheep's wool or even mohair tend to. Also the heat created or mantained by the wool is incredible. Because we only have two alpacas, the amount of wool we will get from what we sent over will be relatively small. But a jumper or scarves or hats will be possible.

I am hoping to receive the balls of wool in the coming weeks. However nobody in this house feels confident about knitting the alpaca wool and I was wondering if anyone reading this piece would be interested in knitting a couple of small garments. If you, or somebody you know would be interested in doing so, please leave a message on the website or send me an e-mail or Facebook me and we can come to some arrangement.

I will post photos of the wool when I receive it. 

Until then...