A L P A C A S H A D E S 🌵
So wonderful are the shades of alpaca fleece. It's to die for. Greyish, brownish and all whites. It's soft, warm and so nice to knit with. Did you know why it is considered to be so warm? Well, not everyone agree on the matter, but one fact is that the fiber core has hollow pockets which allows air to trap inside. This air I heated by your body and keeps you warm for long. Magnificent, no?
When having tours in the mill I normally let the visitors touch and feel a small amount of processed alpaca fiber. After returning from many hands the little fiber ball is truly warm... 😊
The only down side is that the fiber has no fiber memory, therfore after streching when used or washed, it does not remember where it was and stays bigger in size. But look at the colors! I'm in love. Alpaca love 💛