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Thursday, February 26, 2015
Love alpacas / hate alpaca
I love alpacas. I love their spindly legs and their squishy cute “human faces” (as Leon says). I love that they look after sheep. So cute:
But I really don’t like alpaca yarn. I find that everything I knit in alpaca ends up a little weird shaped. Gauge is always an issue and it has a weird sort of denseness. Also, in 8 ply it’s really warmer than anything I need here in Melbourne. I've finished the alpaca part of my Blank Canvas. I have 6 balls left of alpaca yarn in my stash, which I am using for Leon’s Winter Set 2015 and then, no more alpaca for me. If I want something ridiculously warm I’ll get possum yarn. Much nicer!