Tag Archives: alpaca fiber

Black and White – Always Right

Momma here, wishing everyone a Happy New Year. Our Colorado New Year started out cold and snowy, but thankfully we missed the big snow storm currently covering most of the nation. Dad and I took some excellent photos of our … Continue reading

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There are no stupid questions!

To start off 2014 I, Momma, want to share with you 20 questions and 20 answers about alpacas. These are questions we get asked all the time. I’m going in reverse order from a question or two to the most … Continue reading

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“Busy Worker Bees”

Aunt Geri, Kirstin and I are “Busy Worker Bees” right now.  We often have yarn, mostly mill spun, that is of Grade 4 or Grade 5 quality. This yarn is generally light fawn or medium fawn in color, and because … Continue reading

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A little fiber and a few beads…

…make a wonderful fiber fashion statement! It’s Aunt Geri, and I’m designing and donning some more alpaca fiber jewelry. Just like the jewelry I talked about on Monday; these are all knit with an alpaca and silk blend. The gold … Continue reading

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Aunt Geri here –  I’m thinking of the Holfelders’ family vacation to Maui. Tropical storm Flossie moved through quickly, and I trust they will have sunshine and aqua waters!  This latest yarn I’ve just finished spinning, is a wonderful hand … Continue reading

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“From Dusk to Dawn”

Aunt Geri here.  These are just the most fun little scarves!  They form a bow by slipping one end of the petals through a keyhole slot on the other end.  Customers love them for family or friends that are always … Continue reading

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“Quoth the raven “Nevermore””

Aunt Geri here – title credits go to Edgar Allan Poe from his tribute to this beautiful ebony bird. I am a huge fan of black – maybe because it is really all colors combined.  To add more sheen to black … Continue reading

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Alpaca – “Fiber of the Gods and Poor Man’s Cashmere”

Aunt Geri here. Fiber enthusiasts like us covet alpaca which has the softness of cashmere, luster and drape of silk, warmth and loft of goose down, and strength and durability of wool.  Alpacas are gaining recognition and popularity for their … Continue reading

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Near the Mississippi with the Caribbean on my Mind

Surf’s up”  Aunt Geri here.  A recent trip to Illinois provided a lot of rainy days (8 out of 10) and some fragmented knitting time for me.  With the great Mississippi river being close to flood level, it was only … Continue reading

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What took us So Long, it Wasn’t that Hard

Sitting in our home office for the past six weeks were eight bags of skirted seconds. These seconds were destined for  Ingrid’s Hand-Woven Rugs in Paint Rock, Texas. May be it was the fact  that we had to ship 36lbs. … Continue reading

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