Cute, sooo soft and so kind

I’ve been wanting to meet alpacas for some time now. So last Friday my husband and I went to visit Kusipacha Alpacka farm. IMG_1251

Alpacas are amazingly cut animals, amazingly soft and probably the kindest animal I’ve ever met.

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When they lean their ears backwards it means that they are relaxed (unlike horses…)

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Alpacas are kept for their wonderful fiber. They hail from the Andes and have been domestic animals for a long time. Their closest ancestor is the vicuña, which is smaller and lives in the wild of Peru.

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Some amazingly soft yarns spun from alpaca fiber.

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Good fiber is soft, thick, curly like this and becomes like stamps when you cut it. It should also have a nice sheen.

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The darker colors of fawn and brown are usually not as soft as the white (but still very soft).

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This white is not as thick, but the sheen! It’s hard to capture it on a picture, but my mind kept thinking of silk.

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This is how long the alpaca fiber is.

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And finally I purchased some fiber for spinning. Some white and some brown. The fiber from the legs is either thrown away or used to stuff cushions as it’s not so fine. I got to bring some of that for my fiber loving cats.

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