Friday, October 9, 2009

Ashfords, Alpacas and AlpacaFarmGirl!

Wednesday I took a trip with my husband to Montgomery, AL to meet the FABULOUS Katy from AlpacaFarmGirl.com so that she could purchase my Ashford Country. It was quite easy to get there even though my husband and I got lost on the way back home. We had a great time meeting Katy and I got to hear all about alpaca raising on her farm. Afterwords I even convinced my husband to seriously consider alpaca farming as a future option. (Although sometimes I'm not sure how much is convincing and how much is smiling and batting my eyes..... j/k)

Part of the purchase was the exchange of these wonderful, soft and gorgeous fibers! I got a little sample of 5 different alpaca fleeces that Katy so lovingly raises. Did I mention they were soft. I love soft fibers and these are soft... it makes me feel like the merino top I purchase is second rate. I totally want to roll around in these fibers.

Here is a close up of a little tuft from Luminescence:


Its a silvery gray color and I think its my favorite color from all the picks. I keep wanting to dig my nose in and rub it all around... don't worry, I haven't.... yet..... but it does make me want to grab up my handcards and brand new spindle and take it for a test spin. This is lovely fiber and I would totally suggest ANYONE purchase alpaca fiber from Katy whenever they have a chance. Did I mention it is soft?


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6 comments:

Alpaca Farmgirl said...

You are too sweet! It was SO fun meeting you and your husband. What a wonderful lunch. It was great hearing about your spinning, your yarns, your family, and the craft shows you've been to.

It makes my day to hear that you like the alpaca fiber. And that it's soft. So it's not my imagination that the merino I've felt is not as soft. Alpacas are wonderful!

Thanks for the wheel. It is great. I started spinning yesterday and love it. :)

Feeling Sheepish said...

Oh, that is WONDERFUL fiber! All this alpaca talk has really made me want to break out the raw alpaca I bought a few months ago and play with it. I think I will tonight! :)

Breeze Hill Farm - MaLinda said...

Don't you just love beautiful Alpaca fiber. I'm in from Fiber Arts Friday..I know, it's almost Sunday but at least I made it! - MaLinda

the redhead said...

Ohhh this is really giving me the urge to spin! I've not done much, but I think I need to put down the knitting once in a while & try spinning...

Kate said...

Beautiful fiber! Now I definitely need to purchase some alpaca... (well, the fiber anyway, maybe not the whole alpaca yet!)

Zena Suri Alpacas said...

We need more people to spin, weave, and appreciate alpaca fleece. It is wonderful--soft, non-itchy, durable, light-weight to wear and so warm. I could go on and on. Try both the huacaya and the suri. There's a whole new world out there.