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Alpaca Birth 101

Ashley Gunson Alpaca alpaca yarn animal lover baby alpaca backyard farm country country life cria farm farm life Fiber knitter knitting wool yarn

Alpaca Birth 101

For as long as I can remember I wanted to get an alpaca so I could shear them and use their fiber to spin it into yarn and knit with my own alpaca wool. And It doesn’t hurt that they are so cute. I never thought this dream would come true. I would tell my husband all of my crazy farm ideas and I think he thought that I was kidding. So about 3 years ago I called an Alpaca farmer in Prescott Arizona and we went to visit their farm on father’s Day. We learned a lot. They were...

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2016 Wrap-up

Ashley Gunson 2016 beanie bonnet faux pom hat knit pixie wool yarn

2016 Wrap-up

2016 was one of my favorite knitting years. I have been putting fur Pom poms on my knit hats for about 5 years. But this year the faux fur Pom poms have been perfected. So perfected that they are very hard to order and keep in stock. This camel yarn is cascade wool and it's not even that itchy. It's so wonderful to knit with. And the camel color is rich and can go with any outfit.  These colors surprised me. When I'm knitting I put a lot of yarn around me for inspiration. These 2 colors really stuck out...

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