Alpaca Heaven

Barefoot Alpaca Yarn scarf

Good morning,

Naturally like any “normal” knitter I have several things on needles but I am trying to complete a couple of things quickly so some will be UFO’s for a little longer.

One of the most pleasurable items I have on needles is the Hydrangea Lace Scarf by Eugene Beugler. I am using size 4 addi turbo lace needles and the yarn I have chosen is from Barefoot Alpaca Farm at Grass Valley in California.

It is lace weight Suri Alpaca in a natural brown colour and it is absolutely a joy to have it running through my fingers each time I pick up the needles. Eugene’s pattern has a wide and a narrow scarf, and I decided to do the wide one as I have so much of the alpaca to use.

Recently I discovered the Heirloom Knitting site in the UK and I have purchased a Hap Shawl Kit from them as well as two books and three other shawl patterns. If you enjoy lace knitting especially Shetland, you would really like the website for the patterns and yarn.

Sharon and Michael do a great job on mailing their products around the world and it is a pleasure to do business with them. Sharon’s research and historical knowledge about the lace and the area where it was so popular makes each pattern and book even more interesting.