Friday, September 26, 2008

Ecce Alpaca (or, if you prefer, yarn porn)

Increasing levels of appreciation for my new alpaca sweater prompted this happy purchase:















Blue Sky Baby Alpaca is my favorite yarn, period.















Being a relatively unprolific knitter has its advantages - I can more or less justify buying obscenely expensive yarn because I go through it so slowly (witness the aforementioned 3-year-old green alpaca sweater).
















It's brilliantly soft and smells like baby alpaca - musty and living, though without all the actual barnyard animal funkiness. Blue Sky baby alpacas must maintain excellent personal hygiene.

2 comments:

Abbeykins said...

Certainly the stuff I've bought has. I must also tell you that I have not used it for anything because it's so beautiful and wonderful that I am never sure it's 'the right project'.

tara said...

loverly yarn. fabulous. one of my friends gave me some of this stuff as a baby shower present. what a great gift- although it is hiding in my stash while I dream of what to do with it, other than pet it.
i love alpaca. if it weren't so darn $$$ everything would be alpaca. i knit wsk a baby blanket out of alpaca. it is too $$ to mention without blushing. esp since well, he doesn't seem to like blankets. o well. maybe he will develop a need for a lovey later on. i can only hope so. otherwise, i guess that i have a v nice lap-blanket.