East Antarctica and the Ross Sea – Travel Guide

East Antarctica and the Ross Sea – Travel Guide

Renowned for being the longest and most intense expeditions of all, journeys to East Antarctica and the Ross Sea depart from Australia and New Zealand just a handful of times, every southern summer. These hard-core odysseys explore the least visited yet wildest and most historic side of the White Continent, retracing the steps of famed […]

Knitting Kit – Forget Not Mitt Kit

Knitting Kit – Forget Not Mitt Kit

Looking for a Spring knitting project?  While cooler seasons are known to be the height of knitting and crocheting, many of us know that knitting and crochet season never really ends.  With warmer temperatures, we might opt not to be covered in super bulky alpaca wool yarn, but rather enjoy lighter yarns and smaller projects.  […]

Free Crochet Pattern – Go With the Flow Scarf

Free Crochet Pattern – Go With the Flow Scarf

I found this pattern on the My Hobby is Crochet website.  It is called Go With the Flow Super Scarf, and can be made as wide and as long as you like.  For this scarf I opted for a DK weight yarn, one from our Classic Alpaca Yarn line, because well,  I just wanted to […]

Free Knitting and Crochet Pattern – Stormy Sky Shawl

Free Knitting and Crochet Pattern – Stormy Sky Shawl

Surely it will be warm weather soon, and thoughts will turn to lighter weight yarn for knitting and crochet projects.  I found this pretty shawl on Ravelry, knit by Lynn Fukutani, using Mariquita Yarn, a Fingering weight yarn, which is a luxurious blend of 50% Baby Alpaca and 50% Tencel. Mariquita yarn has a subtle […]

Alpaca and Llama Face Masks

Flock Of Alpacas Pattern Cloth Face Maskcom

Seamstresses, as well as novices with sewing machines that haven’t sewn in years, have risen to the call as Etsy the online seller of homemade goods, is encouraging its network of sellers to make face masks. The move comes after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued an updated set of guidelines on wearing face […]

Free Pattern – Sampler Fingerless Gloves

Free Pattern – Sampler Fingerless Gloves

Loving texture, and interesting, unique patterns that also keep me interested while I’m making them, I was inspired by a blanket pattern.  Thinking about a class to teach at the farm, for those that had taken my Learn to Crochet Class, were tired of making scarves, interested in making fingerless gloves, and ready for a […]

Is My Alpaca Pregnant?

Is My Alpaca Pregnant?

Pregnant, or not pregnant, that is the question.  Bred just one time on May 14th of last year, to our herdsire Thunderstruck, Lorelei was still refusing to be bred again when behavior tested in August.  To me, that looks like a pregnant belly, and she is eating like there is no tomorrow.  What do you […]

Falkland Islands Travel Guide

Falkland Islands Travel Guide

To many, the Falkland Islands are renowned for being perhaps the most controversial British lands in the world although guests aboard expeditions to Antarctica revere them primarily for their incomparable wildlife richness. Found just 500 km east of the southern Patagonian coast and about 700 km north of Antarctica, the Falklands are sparsely inhabited, dramatic-looking […]