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alpacasofdundorwoods
02-01-2007, 10:07 PM
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Did you know that when you buy "100% alpaca yarn" at a yarn store, that yarn may not be purely alpaca??? It can contain more than 50% of sheep's wool which contains lanolin. For some reason, the labeling of yarn produced from outside our country does not have to meet the U.S. labeling standards for yarn spun here in the U.S. (That's why it may seem a lot cheaper!) Ask your yarn supplier if indeed, their "alpaca" yarn is 100% alpaca!

100% Alpaca yarn does NOT contain lanolin.

Some people are allergic to lanolin, and that is why pure alpaca fiber is marketed as "hypoallergenic" because it does NOT contain lanolin. It does contain a natural, softening, moisture resistant lubricant.

Alpaca yarn also has a much lower "itch factor" (due to lower and fewer "barbs" on the individual fibers) and is many time warmer than wool, due to the loft and hollow shaft which produces an insulating factor.

So, when you see real 100% alpaca yarn, which is primarily produced in the U.S.A. you'll know that you're creating those heirloom items with the fiber of the "gods"!

There are two kinds of alpaca fiber...suri and huacaya...each with it's own fabulous features.

So be "alpaca alert" and support the alpaca farmers of the U.S.A.!!! At this time, there are only 100,000 registered alpacas in the U.S., so this is truly a rare fiber here at home.

If you'd like more information, please email me at: freddiandgo@yahoo.com

If you've read this far, thank you! :happydance:

A U.S.A. Alpaca breeder and yarn producer. :cheering: :cheering: :cheering:

www.alpacas-of-dundorwoods.com
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XbelovedXoneX
02-01-2007, 10:21 PM
I think this would be more appropriately posted in the General Knitting forum.

five_six
02-02-2007, 12:38 AM
well, he's trying to sell his yarn i suppose :shrug:

alpacasofdundorwoods
02-02-2007, 08:51 AM
I guess I could have posted in the general area, but I thought it was more "sales" related. Thanks for the suggestion! :-)

Freddi
www.alpacas-of-dundorwoods.com

Jan in CA
02-02-2007, 01:46 PM
If you are trying to sell yarn this is where it belongs.

janelanespaintbrush
02-02-2007, 05:23 PM
I think he's selling the alpacas!

alpacasofdundorwoods
02-02-2007, 05:51 PM
We sell both yarn and alpacas!

We've got a herd of many beautiful colors who produce soft, warm and luscious yarn....white, rosegrey, brown, black, beige, medium and light fawn. Some of it we mix to produce a variegated effect. It is all natural with no dyes or chemicals.

Pictured is medium fawn from our Luke who now resides with another breeder. We have his 1/2 brother, Hombre de la Noche (same color) and his fiber is out at a mill being spun right now!

Victoise has used our yarn from MacMaster and Heir-Go and loved it.

Ms. Freddi (I'm a she! :-)
www.alpacas-of-dundorwoods.com

lissalue
02-02-2007, 07:09 PM
Maybe i am just blind :shrug: , but i went to your website and only saw about the alpaca sales, no yarn :pout: . i would really like to tell my dh to get me some for our anniversary :teehee: .

brendajos
02-02-2007, 07:41 PM
Maybe i am just blind :shrug: , but i went to your website and only saw about the alpaca sales, no yarn :pout: . i would really like to tell my dh to get me some for our anniversary :teehee: .

I didn't see any yarn either but who cares? Tell DH to buy you some alpacas for the anniversary!! :cheering: :cheering: :cheering:


:teehee:

lissalue
02-02-2007, 07:45 PM
Maybe i am just blind :shrug: , but i went to your website and only saw about the alpaca sales, no yarn :pout: . i would really like to tell my dh to get me some for our anniversary :teehee: .

I didn't see any yarn either but who cares? Tell DH to buy you some alpacas for the anniversary!! :cheering: :cheering: :cheering:


:teehee:

i will tell him you said so! :teehee:

alpacasofdundorwoods
02-06-2007, 11:36 AM
Lissalue, My face is "red"....the last of our yarn was sold at Christmas and I've been waiting (and waiting!!!! :grrr: ) for our new yarn's arrival!

We sent some fiber out to two different mills this season, and it seems they are overwhelmed. I've been waiting over 6 months for one of them and 4 months for the other!

I did put up some pictures on "Our Farm" picture gallery of what I had from last season. I'll put on note on the site about the delay. Sorry for the inconvenience!

These are totally different mills than we've used in the past, so I'm not sure exactly what I'll get back. I did ask for sportweight, 2 ply for most of it. Our boy "Joe" DiMaggio's fiber is supposed to be spun into fingerweight.

If you can wait a bit, I'll be sure to let you know when it arrives, otherwise...
I have some alpaca yarn from my friend's animals, and if you are interested in that, please email me personally? The colors are a dark fawn, a dark "chocolate" brown and a cream. It's two ply, sportweight. Weights and yardages vary between 4 oz and 6 oz. Please email for price?

I initially posted the info on alpaca yarn just to educate fiber creators. Most people don't realize that alpaca yarn from S.A. doesn't have to be 100% alpaca even though they think that's what they're buying. That's why it's cheaper than yarn produced here at home. I guess it really should have gone under the "general" area, but I thought it'd get more reads here on the "sales" page. :-)

Oh, and if you would like to have an "alpaca anniversay", just let me know? :-)

Did you see them on "The View"? Rob Bruce is a friend of mine and I thought he did a great job trying to talk in between four women!! LOL

Thanks!
Freddi
www.alpacas-of-dundorwoods.com

ChroniclesofYarnia
02-07-2007, 05:26 AM
You don't happen to sell roving, or even raw fiber?

alpacasofdundorwoods
02-07-2007, 07:34 PM
Hi Yarnmommy...

Yes, we do sell raw fiber (prime blanket and "seconds"). No rovings though.

If you'd like to email me, I'll fill you in on prices and availability. Are you looking to spin it for yarn or would you be felting it? We have a great offer on the seconds for felting. I think I have a post here from some months back.

freddiandgo@yahoo.com

Freddi
www.alpacas-of-dundorwoods.com

ps....I posted on our website, Lissalue. Thanks!

Rennagayle
02-08-2007, 03:54 PM
I initially posted the info on alpaca yarn just to educate fiber creators. Most people don't realize that alpaca yarn from S.A. doesn't have to be 100% alpaca even though they think that's what they're buying. That's why it's cheaper than yarn produced here at home.

Thanks for the lesson on Alpaca. I did not know that, and did often wonder why some of the "pure alpaca" yarns on eBay seemed to be much cheaper.

I've not yet knit anything with Alpaca, and have a limited yarn budget, but one of these days I'd like to knit some handwarmers and mittens out of it for my dd living in Germany. :D

alpacasofdundorwoods
02-09-2007, 07:44 AM
Hi Renna,

U.S. Alpaca yarn is well worth the extra it might cost. You'll find that your handwarmers and mittens will be much warmer than regular wool and the natural lubricant in alpaca (not lanolin) actually helps soften your hands.

If you make mittens for someone who really uses the gloves a lot, it is a good idea to get an alpaca/silk blend. There are breeders who do have silk added to their yarn for additional strength.

We don't add silk to ours.

I hope that all of you out there in knitting land are staying warm and safe! Brrrrr!

Thanks for the note! :-)
Freddi
www.alpacas-of-dundorwoods.com

Rennagayle
02-09-2007, 12:55 PM
Thanks again, Freddi. I feel smarter now. :D

suzq85
02-20-2007, 04:18 AM
:muah: :muah: I'm blowing these kisses for the gorgeous alpacas! I visited the site and loved it. I would love to live with alpacas. I lived on a farm when young, so I know something of the work and pleasures. Your farm and the alpacas are just so very, very lovely! Thanks for letting us visit. Hope you sell lots of yarn and alpacas! Wish I could afford some, maybe sometime! :happydance:

CarmenIbanez
02-20-2007, 05:42 AM
I just love the way the alpacas always look like they're puckered up for a kiss!