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June 06, 2011

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Jen

There really is nothing cuter than a newly shorn Alpaca!

Katie

It looks like he's wearing those trendy fur-topped ski lodge boots!

Do you treat and card the fleece yourself or contract it out?

Mary Collins

And while you're at it (the question answering, I mean) how much fibre do you end up with from an alpaca? How lovely to have an Indy sweater.

eoffensend@gmail.com

Wow! So exciting! Can’t wait to see what you make from it.
(I think this may be the first time I have commented but I have been a long time reader of your blog and love seeing what you are up to. So much fun!)

suna

what will you do with it all?

theredlichfamily@sbcglobal.net

Will it go up for sale eventually? Can we purchase the yarn from your boys?

SpiderWomanKnits

That is my eventual goal but for now i will be bringing Indy and Hayden's fleeces to a local mill. They just installed a machine in March that is able to process one fleece at a time, that way I can have 'Indy' yarn and 'Hayden' yarn! I love that. I was waiting for that :)

SpiderWomanKnits

I am not quite sure yet. The shearer said that their seconds were of unusually high quality so we'll see. I will be sure to let you know the exact amount :)

SpiderWomanKnits

yarn! yarn! yarn! check out my response to katie :)

SpiderWomanKnits

yes! i will be bringing their fleeces to the mill in July. i am not sure what their processing time is but you can be sure i will share here. i am so excited because my (local) mill can handle their fleeces individually so i will actually have 'indy's' yarn and 'hayden's yarn :)

Karen

I wondered how much yarn you get from one alpaca in one year, too. Of course, I have plenty of 'needed' yarn here to keep me busy a long, long time!!

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