We lost a baby Alpaca yesterday...

by 4 February 20, 2009 1 min read

Annabelle was a little over a month overdue with her Cria from Guns'N'Roses a famous herdsire on the west coast.  We were looking forward to welcoming him to the world.  Unfortunately he was breached in the womb and we were unable to save him.  My cousin from New York was out visiting our ranch with her cute little 7 year old daughter.  We were so much hoping to have a  cute little baby alpaca waiting for her when she arrived but things didn't turn out as planned.  Later that night she drew this imressive drawing (especially for 7 year old!) with Pocohantas asking her daughter Annabelle if she was alright and a tear coming from Annie's eye to show the sadness of her loss.  I think this drawing from little Lison says it all...2-21-2009 1-51-23 AM

4
4



Also in Alpaca Direct Blog

The Magical Magic Loop Technique
The Magical Magic Loop Technique

by Kathleen Cubley January 23, 2020 2 min read 0 Comments

If you've ever struggled with the decrease section when knitting a hat on 16-inch circular needles, you need to learn the Magic Loop method of knitting. Similarly, if you hate how sweater sleeves twist up while knitting in the round, you need to learn the magic loop technique.

This technique works on just about any size project, so you can use it exclusively for smaller projects in the round, such as hats, sleeves, mittens, cowls, socks, and so on.

Read More
Slip into Mosaic Knitting
Slip into Mosaic Knitting

by Kathleen Cubley January 16, 2020 1 min read 0 Comments

Kelley just finished knitting the Shift Cowl by Andrea Mowry, and she's fallen in love with mosaic knitting.

While it sounds complicated or fiddly—mosaics are made up of little pieces of glass, after all—mosaic knitting is super easy. Seriously, you end up with a beautiful colorwork project, but you're only using one color in each row.

Read More
Our Knitting Goals for 2020
Our Knitting Goals for 2020

by Kathleen Cubley January 15, 2020 4 min read 0 Comments

I saw an ad for a yarn company that said, "Failing at your new year's resolutions? Why not try knitting instead?" After I laughed out loud, I realized that a lot of my new year's resolutions, which I prefer to call goals, have to do with knitting, and my yarn stash in particular. Kelley's knitting goals are here, too, and they're similar to mine!
Read More