a dillydallyknitter: Alpacapolooza

Saturday, April 28, 2007


Saturday morning cell phone call:
Cpurl's sister: Where are you going?
CPurl: I'm on my way to meet LeftCoastKnitter and (blogless friend) Betts. We're going to the Fairgrounds. There's an Alpaca show.
Cpurl's Sister: (heavy sigh) Are you going to buy more wool?
Cpurl: No it's an alpaca show.
Cpurl's Sister: So you're going to buy a goat?
Cpurl: No it's an alpaca show.
Cpurl's Sister: Whatever.

In all honesty, we didn't really know much about alpacas other than they make soft yarn. When we got to the parking lot gate, there was a $6.00 parking charge for the Quilt Show but free parking for the Alpaca show. Perhaps a foreboding that there would not be a lot of yarn at the show since anyone would know you could charge knitters double to park near yarn.

Inside there were, well, many alpacas:

This little lady had just been shorn and seemed a little embarrassed. However, when it got over 90 deg that day, I bet she had the last laugh:

LCK made a friend at the show:

This guy had 'tude:

"Yes, I'm one sexy beast"

We didn't stay long because there wasn't much yarn or fleece to paw through but we did learn about alpacas. After the show, we ended up, you guessed it, at a Mexican restaurant sharing a pitcher of margaritas. Then we went over to our LYS for a little afternoon knitting.


Late Saturday night I finished my April Socktopia Sock Challenge "Move Your Fanny" socks.

"Yes, I'm one sexy beast"

Part of the challenge is to take a photo of the socks in action:

These were shortie socks but I used less than half of the 100g skein.

Pattern: Fanny by Gigi Silva for Socktopia.net
Yarn: TOFUtsies by SWTC #718
Needles: Knit Picks options, size 1 DPNs
Deviation from pattern:I used the alternate heel provided with the pattern and a conventional (vs. short row) toe.


At 5:16 PM, Blogger LeftCoast Knits said...

Yay alpacas! At least they don't spit (those are llamas)...

I love your "socks in action" shot!

At 7:54 PM, Blogger Zonda said...

Cool alpaca's!! Hehehe the Sexy Beast one! Glad to know they don't spit! LOL!

Great job on your socks! Love the SIA shot too! Still working on mine...soon! I have 1 more day and I'll need it! EEEEK!

At 4:35 AM, Blogger Bezzie said...

I love that sock photo shoot!
My SIL recently went to CA on vacation and saw alpacas at the zoo. She said if it wasn't for me, she would have had no idea what the hell an alpaca was. Hee hee! Soon we shall assimilate the world!!!

At 5:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Alpacas! Nice photos. Glad to hear they don't spit...nasty llama habit... Hey...want some MORE sock yarn???? :) Your Spring Fling SP...

At 12:37 PM, Blogger Penny Karma, aka the F-Bomb Mom said...

If you came home one day and saw that your home was on fire, what two things would you run back inside to save?

What is your proudest moment or accomplishment?

If you were a Super Hero, what would your name be, and what would be your Super Power?

What's something you don't know how to do but would like to learn?

What's something you can do that most people can't? Knitting doesn't count.


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