Category Archives: Alpaca Pete’s Blog

How to Needle Felt a Frog

How to Needle Felt a Frog

If you’ve been wanting to take a stab at needle felting, a roly poly needle felted frog is a fun beginner’s project.  Frog Needle Felting Kits are available to purchase that have instructions with lots of pictures, all the materials and felting supplies that you’ll need to make this cute little guy. The most important […]

Handmade Knit Alpaca Ornaments

Hand Knit Alpaca Ornaments

We are now selling these adorable knit alpaca ornaments, handmade by a not-for-profit social enterprise called Global Goods Partners.  GGP is is committed to providing sustainable jobs for women, and as stated on their website, they have tapped into the rich well of skill and artistry that is passed from one generation of women to […]

Free Knitting Pattern – Darn Knit Cable Hat

Free Knitting Pattern – Darn Knit  Cable Hat

This knit hat is called Darn Knit Cable Hat and the design is by Aimee Pelletier.  Aimee’s grandmother taught her to knit when she was a young girl.  She put her knitting away for many years, and then according to Aimee, her Nan conned her into it again!  She now owns her own yarn shop […]

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 […]