Category: Blog

cancelled Open Alpaca Ranch

Cancelled It’s all about the fiber  Saturday, October 1, 2022 10:00 – 3:00  Come  join in the fun.  OPEN ALPACA RANCH –SIT IN Celebrate Alpaca Fiber to Finished Product We invite you to bring your fiber projects  sit and knit, spin, weave, needle felt, crochet,  whatever fiber craft project you are working on  come on… Read more »

A Free knitting pattern created by Julie

QCAR Spiral Hat with Double-Thick Cuff  Size: Women’s Med  Materials: 3.5 oz, worsted weight, 100% alpaca PA yarn project white yarn, stitch markers  Needle Size: US 6, circular 16 inch rounds, size US 8 needle circular 16 in rounds and dpn size US 7 Abbreviations:  CO – Cast on  Kfb– knit into the front and back… Read more »

Colors, Alpaca/ Merino 50/50 blend – The beginning

  Shearing day brought in about 200 pounds of alpaca fleece. Fleece of all different grades. Some wonderful for hand spinners, some wonderful for the co-op and all the wonderful products NEAFP makes, some deposited to the PA yarn project and some for yarn made at mini mills. What to do with all this fiber?… Read more »

Kromski Spinning Wheels, Looms and accessories

Kromski Spinning Wheels and Looms  at Quarry Critters Alpaca Ranch I’m so proud to announce that Julie Wysong is a Kromski Dealer. Julie has been spinning and making yarn on her Kromski Sonata for the last 17 years and after teaching several alpaca processing classes, which included teaching spinning, she has made the the leap… Read more »

Why Shear an Alpaca?

Shearing Day will be here in just a few days. With all this rain it feels more like April Showers instead of May. I sure am hoping for a nice sunny day. It will be so much nicer to store dry fleece instead of wet. You are invited to come watch the process and even… Read more »