One of my favorite alpaca ranches was written up in one of our local newspapers. Ancient Treasures Alpaca Ranch article – most of my alpaca fleeces come from the ranch and I am now selling hand spun yarn and knitted items at their shop. Cheryl introduced me to the world of alpacas and I have participated in shearing day there over the past few years. They have several new babies (crias) and a couple of llamas on the property too.
We have had our first sales of November. Hand knit wool beret and Wool headband were sold at Herie7 Natural Fiber Treasures on Etsy. This weekend we set up the shop at the ranch and had a few visitors looking to see what we carry and inquire on hours to come back and shop later. I do believe that they may have sold an alpaca this weekend too.
My goal was to measure and label my hand spun yarns this weekend which I have accomplished. I realized that I actually made a bulky weight yarn which was the merino/silk blend in shades of blue, white and red. My second batch is looking to be more of DK/sports weight yarn. It is nice to know that I can spin thickly if I don’t concentrate very much on going thin.