So, here is the thing. I grew up with horses. Lots of 'em. They don't scare me. But, honestly, these critters kind of creep me out a bit. I haven't spent enough time around them to get familiar with their habits and little quirks.
Llamas on the left ~ Alpacas on the right. At the farm where I attend spinning lessons from Kate.
It's not Kate's farm it belongs to Susan.
Three bags full. This is alpaca fiber from a nice farm in Michigan. I have never spun alpaca before. I purchased a 2 ply hand spun hank at the Kentucky Fiber Festival a few years back and made a simple ribbed hat. This simple hat was the go-to hat for all heads in the household. It seems to fit everyone. M had taken to wearing it over her dreadlocks (when she had them). She had taken them out and was still wearing this hat when we made a run to Meijer and some how it became lost. Never to be found. This fiber was on sale due to the farmers moving south, so I thought I would give it a try and attempt to create the beloved Alpaca Hat. Of course, I will let you know how that turns out. My previous alpaca adventure is here.