Alpaca. I’m a knitter. There I said it. Some people think this is an activity for old women, which I don’t consider myself even if I am collecting social security. It has become “hip” to knit in the past few years. I began knitting in 2007 on a beach in Maui, taught by my dear friend Pam. I made dishcloth’s for everyone. Once you know how to knit, purl, increase and decrease you can pretty much do anything.
OK, back to Alpaca. I have a love hate relationship with this fiber. I love how soft it is and how it seems to want to swaddle you in it’s warmth. I hate how it sheds little hairs all over everything I wear. The best way for me to wear alpaca knitted apparel is to buy yarn that is a blend of Alpaca and something else. I recently knitted a shawl in a Alpaca and silk blend. No shedding.
I have lots of Alpaca in my stash (i.e. supply of yarn). Some is 100% Alpaca that seduced me by it’s color and softness. Some are blends bought because of color and because they are more practical, no shedding.
Thanks for stopping by for my firs A to Z blog. I’m sorry this is so late on the first day. I plan to write in advance (starting B now) from now on.