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Madelyn The big news for me this week was that I finally got Madelyn moved closer to me. I hadn't seen her for 8 months, since I moved back to Maine. I went to see her yesterday (she's boarding on a farm in NH), and she's completely unperturbed about the move or being in a new place. She's a fairly calm 'paca, anyway, so I didn't expect any problems.

 I bought Maddy one week before my ex, Scott, dumped me. If I'd known what was coming, I might not have made such a big investment commitment, but in the end things have worked out very well. I have my first 'paca, I found myself someone who shares my love of the animals, and I have lots of soft fiber and yarn to play with. Plus, I did at least get a spinning wheel out of Scott before he dumped me - best thing to come of that relationship.


How cute, not the sort of

How cute, not the sort of pet you can keep in Manhattan! How much wool do you get from her? Seems to me Scott is the loser & you're better off without him!

Knit away, knit away

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Well, technically she's a

Well, technically she's a livestock investment, rather than a pet, but you can't help but feel an emotional attachment to them. Last year her prime fleece yielded about 4# of roving, which I've been spinning a bit at a time. And even though we live on an alpaca farm, we're just renting a house on the property and there's no room to board her here. She's on a farm about an hour away.

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Hi Mel and Madelyn!  Happy

Hi Mel and Madelyn!  Happy to hear your good news.  I am currently knitting with an alpaca wool and is it ever soft and warm!  I like it so much better than merino or any other sheep fiber.  It's fun to see here a picture of Madelyn and know that she's a member of the alpaca family that made a gift of such beautiful wool. Cheers,  Jesse