Drool Warning! Baby Alpaca Yarn!

Blogged under crochet and knitting,Fiber Fun by Tammy on Monday 11 June 2012 at 6:22 am

While visiting family in Rockledge, Florida, I took another trip to Knit and Stitch in Cocoa Village. It was a Friday versus a Saturday, so I had hoped the place wasn’t as busy and I’d be able to shop without so much chaos, but the store was still jamming. There was a knitting class going on and lots of other yarn shoppers like myself. At least now I have a new strategy when it comes to trying out yarns. I have at least a few projects in mind and then try to find yarn that I can use for those. This time I had picked out a hat pattern by Linda Permann in the July/Aug 2012 issue of Crochet Today.  And I also had planned to make another shawl.

For the hat, I picked out this gorgeous baby Alpaca yarn. It is so, so, so, so soft! The color is blue but with a mix of shades and even flecks of purples here and there. And did I say it is soft? My mom just about passed out when she saw it cost $17 for 100 grams (220 yards), but I pointed out to her that I was going to use it to make something for me (for a change), and I’m worth $17. I guess my previous concerns about yarn costs are mellowing.

I also purchased more Big Trend yarn, which is not new to me any more, but I did pick a different palette. This one has bright colors for a more rainbow affect. I plan to use it to make another ripple shawl, which may be gifted to someone.

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  2. Comment by terry — June 13, 2012 @ 8:37 am

    love the colors in that last skein of yard!

  3. Comment by Tammy — June 13, 2012 @ 2:00 pm

    It should look like a rainbow!

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  5. Comment by Eileen — June 17, 2012 @ 2:25 pm

    Enjoy your Baby Alpaca hat, Tammy. You deserve it!

    Do you keep track of how much you spend on yarn, etc. for all your charity projects? I’d wager you’ve spent hundreds of dollars on supplies for handcrafted items to be donated to worthy causes.

    $17 for you? You go girl!

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