I'm not a fiber snob and rarely shop at yarn stores, so it's safe to say I've never worked with alpaca fiber before. Getting to see real, live alpacas was such a cool experience. Did you know they hum? And they only get sheared once every 1-2 years? And their females can induce ovulation? O_o
Anyway, alpacas are bred exclusively for their fleece and meat, so the animal pens were completely surrounded by booths full of yarn products galore. I just couldn't leave without a souvenir and ended up buying soft, cushy hank of cream-colored alpaca yarn. I had no idea what I was going to do with a single hank, but discovered a cute shawlette pattern called 198 yds. of Heaven. Can't wait to get started!