I had a wonderful opportunity to visit a little farmer’s market this weekend in a little town east of Denver called Bennett. Little did I know there are quite a few alpaca ranches out there, and a few of them were at the farmer’s market sharing their wares and some really adorable little baby alpacas, otherwise known as crias.
One alpaca ranch booth I visited was Eastern Sky Alpacas. I bought some super soft alpaca worsted weight yarn in a yummy nutmeg color. I can’t stop touching it! Eastern Sky Alpacas’ owner, Patti, had used the same yarn and made a really pretty broomstick lace scarf. (For a great broomstick lace pattern, try Peace, Love and Tie-dye from our Summer 2012 issue of Love of Knitting.)
I will keep you posted on what I decide to make with my awesome yarn!
In the meantime, our Morning Dew Scarf from our Love of Crochet Winter 2013 issue would be a great accessory to make if you are still in the mood to make a warm accessory—maybe you are doing a geological survey of Antarctica and want to look fashionable? If you absolutely don’t want to think about winter again for a while, but want the same scarf as a beautiful summer accessory, then watch the Secrets of Yarn Substitution Webinar (June 9th) and learn how to trade out the yarn with a nice cotton blend! Or linen? Cotton and silk?