This weekend I took my family to Beech Springs Alpacas. The owner, Kate Brown, was very kind and wonderful with the kids. My son wanted to play "Tag" with the alpacas (see picture below). I snapped that pic as he was explaining the rules to them. I will be helping Kate with the shearing of her alpacas on April 9th. I have also arranged to by a "share" in this year's shearing. My wife and I will get 6 hanks of alpaca yarn and 2 pair of socks. I just finished and blocked a baby afghan for a friend who is due in 3 weeks. I gave it to her this morning and she loved it. It is Jared Flood's pattern for "Wool Leaves". I used a super bulky weight yarn instead of 2 strands of worsted. I love the way it turned out and will probably do it again. Check the pics below to see results.