Sunday, April 27, 2008

I'll Pack A Alpaca....

And bring him home with me!!! Went to the Midwest Alpaca Festival this morning at the Coliseum. There were alpacas of all shapes, colors and sizes. There were...

Chorus Line Alpacas
Punk Rock Alpacas
And punk rock alpacas who's parents couldn't take it any more and took them to the barber...


This little fella thought I was his mama and wanted to come home with me. Neither of us could convince Mr. Bee of this though. Alas. I even tried the 'I would feed him and walk him and clean up after him' thing but to no avail. I did bring home some beautiful natural colored alpaca roving to spin-black and buff.

And my buddy (read 'Wicked Enabler' here) Sandy from Sandy's Palette was there. I can never resist her beautiful colors. These are all merino or merino and tensel.

And these called to me From Susan's Fiber shop. Lousy shot through the plastic bag...sorry! They are Louet wool top in Grape Jelly and FrootLoops colorways
Plus I saw lots of old friends and new. It was like old home week! No one can resist an alpaca! Alpaca smoochin', shoppin', spinnin' and friends. Sigh! Days just don't get any better than this!

6 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Nice haul you got there.

One pair of alpacas actually made kissy-face with me. Well, they came real near and smelled my face and hair. Too cute.

A Hunter Story said...

I love to read about all of the fun things that you do. I need to develop a hobby/talent so that I can have fun things to do on the weekends!
It was nice to see a picture of you. I can't even remember the last time I saw you. TOO many years ago.
Love your cousin Crystal

Cindy G said...

Fun colors! I'll be eager to see what you spin up.

knitnzu said...

Glad you had a great time... that looks like it feels like it's lovely and soft... really like that orange/red/fiery roving, wow!

MadCityMike said...

I'm sorry that I missed the Alpaca festival, but sure am happy that I had registered for the Jason Collingwood Workshop! It was a work filled, educational, and fun time, although I came home tired each evening. If I only had "spinning" to sooth me... :) That workshop/class is in June. :)
I DO like the looks of the natural alpaca colors......I think I now understand the "pull/draw" to begin spinning.....

TheBassettBunch said...

Hello, hello...You look beautiful, I can't remember the last time I saw you either? Tooo long ago. But its fun with the blog stuff to keep in touch now! Love the hobby...it looks like tons of fun. Love ya...Coleen