Category Archives: Alpaca Pete’s Blog

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 […]

Free Crochet Pattern – Primrose and Proper Fingerless Gloves

Free Crochet Pattern – Primrose and Proper Fingerless Gloves

This FREE crochet pattern is called Primrose and Proper Fingerless Gloves, and it is designed by Kirsten Holloway.  The pattern is an easy one.  I love the feminine, lacy look of these pretty fingerless gloves!  I used just one skein of our Classic Alpaca Yarn which is available in dozens of colors.   I can imagine […]

Coronavirus Travel Tips: How to Protect Yourself and Others

Coronavirus Travel Tips: How to Protect Yourself and Others

What to do before and during your trip. Practical advice to mitigate the spread of coronavirus for people travelling during the era of COVID-19. Coronavirus requires all of us to stay up to date with reputable advice, particularly those of us travelling during this period. We always recommend travellers utilise government advisories, such as Smart […]

Coronavirus and Travelling to Antarctica

Coronavirus and Travelling to Antarctica

Updated: 4th March, 2020 Antarctica has been one of the most fiercely protected regions in the world for decades – read on to learn how the recent coronavirus outbreak is affecting expeditions to the far south. The recent coronavirus outbreak seems to be causing a lot of confusion among travellers heading to Antarctica and although […]

Free Crochet Pattern – Ridged Wrist Warmers

Snuggle Bulky Alpaca Yarn

These Ridged Wrist Warmers work up super quickly using our bulky Snuggle yarn.  One of my favorite yarns for teaching, because learning something new can be challenging, and gratification that comes more quickly is sometimes the motivation we need to hang in there and get past that learning curve that we have to push through.  […]

Press release: Paul Kelly’s cruise to Antarctica with Chimu to raise funds for Groundswell and WWF.

Press release: Paul Kelly’s cruise to Antarctica with Chimu to raise funds for Groundswell and WWF.

Sydney. Wednesday 19th February, 2020. Latin America and Polar Travel Specialists, Chimu Adventures, can confirm that their March 2021 Antarctica expedition cruise carrying Paul Kelly as a very special guest will be raising funds for Groundswell Giving and WWF. This announcement coincides with the release of Kelly’s latest single, Sleep, Australia, Sleep which has been cited […]

Press release: 2021/2022 Antarctica expedition dates

Press release: 2021/2022 Antarctica expedition dates

Chimu announce new Antarctica departures aboard the Ocean Endeavour which will include a unique photography programme. Sydney. Wednesday 12th February, 2020. Latin America and Polar Travel Specialists, Chimu Adventures, have announced brand new 2021/2022 Antarctica expedition dates aboard their own ship, the Ocean Endeavour, which is due to set sail under Chimu for the first […]