Thursday, 10 September 2009

Back from alpaca la-la land

I'm back from vacation, swamped with catch-up work and other nonsense, and desperately trying to cling to my vacation aura.

Two weeks is a long time to be gone (not long enough?) and I did have quite a few adventures while I away. The weather was gorgeous pretty much the entire time- sunny warm days and coll fall-ish nights. Perfect for getting back into warm knitting projects and fondle fiber animals.

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Have you ever seen anything more awesome in your life? I have a weird urge to try to bite it. It's that cute.

These are cria Huacaya alpacas at Winters Gone Farm in Wiscasset, Maine. I do love the mid-coast area, and bonus points that this wonderful little farm is there. I would highly recommend stopping by if you are anywhere near them.

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Judi, the owner, has a delightful little store on the premise. Most of it was Peruvian made alpaca coats, sweaters, socks, hats, and gloves. All very nice, but that wasn't what I was after. She also had yarn spun from her herd of alpacas, which seemed nice. And yes, she had roving.

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That's four ounces of light fawn roving, amazingly soft and fluffy and just waiting to be spun up. Sadly, we arrived on motorcycle and it had to be packed down to nothing in order to make the journey off the farm. It's fluffed back up nicely and seems to have fully recovered.

The farm was beautiful- they encourage you to walk around and pack a picnic. They have a trail that goes around the pastures in the woods, a pond, a little bird sanctuary and lots of places to sit and relax and watch the exciting alpaca action.

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The farm is actually very close to Halcyon Yarns in Bath. We passed it right by- there's no way I could go there and not try to squeeze something else on the bike. Trying to bungee cord a loom onto the back would have been a tad awkward.

1 comment:

  1. So cute!! I can see why thier yarn is sooooo SOFT!!