Fiber at the Farmer’s Market

20140531_090416smI 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.

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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.)

20140531_110901smI’m still trying to figure out what I want to make with this yarn. It has been extremely warm here lately, so trying to think about an accessory for winter is a little tough right now.

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?

Also, don’t forget to join me in my next Crochet Along, June 13th, as I try and tackle the Olive Twist shawlette from our Love of Crochet Summer 2014 issue! You can buy the kit here and follow along!

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