May 04, 2014

Amazing Graze Alpacas

I went on a lovely road trip with my friends, Linda and Cindi last Wednesday.  I came down with a cold when I got home so haven't had time to post any pictures.  Now, I'm feeling better but my poor mother, Helen got a much worse dose of it.   She's still under the weather but getting a little better.

The first stop we made was just outside of Stirling, Ontario at Amazing Graze Alpacas where we received a warm welcome from Marj, even in the pouring rain.  She was even willing to take us out to the paddocks so we could visit the alpacas. We loved it!




Her basement is like Aladdin's cave with jewelled skeins of alpaca...


It is so soft...all I've done so far is pet my wool.























This is the great stash of wool I got at Amazing Graze.


In the bag is "roving" because I want to learn how to make those wonderful Newfoundland mittens.

If you are in southern Ontario and you're a knitter, make sure to give Marj a call to plan a visit.  If you can't make it in person, check out her website....I'm sure you won't be able to resist.

Julie

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  1. Julie - Those are the cutest animals. I bet that yarn is wonderful. Anxious to see what you do with it.

    Judy

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    1. They are so sweet. I need to go back in the sunshine so I can pet them. They were soaked. J

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  2. You picked some very yummy yarns and super nice and bright on such a dull day. Hope the sun is shining for your next visit. I love the Aladdin's cave reference :)

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    1. Thanks - it was the highlight of my day. J

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  3. Hi Julie, visiting you from North Ora. Retirement is just another doorway with lots of different stuff on the other side. You have some very lovely yarns. Hope your cold is gone now. I enjoyed reading your day off for yourself. I found Downton Abby when I was spending a lot of time recovering and totally fell in love with the series. Netflix on an ipad mini when on extended bed rest works wonders.I'll be back to visit again.
    Joy

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    1. Thanks for visiting Joy. I love your blog. J

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  4. Your wool looks just divine ~ those alpacas are just so sweet. Such sweet sweet faces

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    1. They really are. They are so expressive. The dark brown one was very interested in me taking pictures. Such a personality. J

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  5. We love to visit the alpaca farm. You got a gorgeous selection of yarn.
    Love your idea of meeting up in Stirling.

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    1. Great - we'll make plans for the warm weather! J

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    1. Hey Kim - they are even better in person. I just used my phone to take pictures. J

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  7. What an neat trip! Here's an interesting side note: my sister (the one who doesn't speak to most of our family) raises Alpacas in Minnesota.

    xo
    Claudia

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