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Tina and I went on an adventure Saturday and flew down to Stitches West in Santa Clara, CA. It made for a long day trip, but it was definitely packed with delicious fiber-y goodness. There were no photos or videos allowed inside the convention center, but we were able to see some kind of commotion out on the street as we approached the show.

We couldn't quite make out what was going on, and when we crossed the street...

Fuzzy fiber ambassadors!

One of the ladies handling the alpacas said that the little brown guy was only 4 months old! I'm such a sucker for them, and these two were so petite I could almost convince myself that my yard is big enough for one. :)

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Comment by Jean on March 11, 2010 at 8:11am
They are so cute I wish my hubby would let me have one and we have the place to have them but he wants no more animals so I need to go to the fairs to see them.
Comment by cherylbwaters on March 3, 2010 at 6:10pm
luckie, click here for all the Stitches Events.
Comment by theluckielizard on March 3, 2010 at 2:00pm
Oh they are soooo cute! Do they have a Stitches East??????
Comment by cherylbwaters on March 2, 2010 at 7:46pm
Those buttons are going to make a bunch of beautiful sweaters. We want to see you model them when you are finished.
Comment by Knit4Many on March 2, 2010 at 1:56pm
I like them! I can't wait to see what sweater pattern you pick out. Thanks for sharing.
Comment by Evelyn M. Dugger on March 2, 2010 at 10:00am
I have long wanted to raise Alpacas in order to have my own yarn, but my DH does not want to be saddled with animals when he is ready to travel. But they even look soft in the photos. I can tell that you girls had a great time.
Comment by Alison on March 2, 2010 at 8:25am
Here are my buttons!

I'm a sucker for sweaters that have just a few buttons at the neck or shoulder as an accent, and now I'm prowling around Ravelry looking for my next sweater project. :)
Comment by HopeForHoneybees on March 1, 2010 at 7:24pm
Heck, they live in my house. My husband doesn't need to sleep inside. :-)
Comment by Peggy Stuart on March 1, 2010 at 6:11pm
Lovely! I couldn't keep alpacas where I am. There are too many dangerous animals up here in the mountains. I can always visit them at my friend Linda's, though. I don't feel deprived. --P
Comment by Susan the Blue Lake Knitter on March 1, 2010 at 5:08pm
Alison, The alpacas are so soft and cuddly looking... my yard is big enough, but my dogs wouldn't like it a bit. I know you had fun. The buttons sound fantastic,too. Can't wait to see them. --S

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