I must admit I am partial to alpaca. I love the softness, the ease of spinning, and they are just too darned cute. If I was 25 years younger, I might even want to own a couple.
Several of the members in our SparkleSpin group are Alpaca farmers, one of which is Lisa of Maranatha Alpaca Farm. Lisa sent me this beautifully soft and lofty roving. I have decided to dye it Red Vermillion to use in a shawl for one of my aunts. I had decided to gradually spin and weave a shawl or stole for each of the female members of my family. So far I have finished 2 of them for a couple of my nieces who recently graduated from college. If you want to do something similar or would like to arrange a farm tour so you can see these adorable animals, contact Lisa at Maranath Alpaca Farm.