My Christmas present this year came from Brier Run Alpaca farms in Oil Springs, Ontario. My nieces McKenna and Kennedey went to pick out the yarn with my mom and got to meet some of the alpacas:
These are just a few of their alpacas. They sell roving and yarn as well as handmade products, and you can also bring your own fibre to them for processing in their mill, where they can blend it with silk, wool, or alpaca if desired.
My nieces picked out this gorgeous alpaca-silk blend in a chocolate brown:
I can’t wait to design something to show off the beautiful tweedy texture.
My mom also made me this awesome case for my circulars:
I also gave out several knitted gifts which you will see in our upcoming Winter 2009 Knitty Professors Collection. But here are some previews: