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Alpacas and Llamas
Alpacas and Llamas
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April 22 is recognized as Earth Day around the world. It is a day to focus attention on environmental problems and to look at ways to protect the earth.

There are many ways knitters can join in the movement for a more earth friendly world. One of these is to buy yarns from local sources.

Alpacas of Springbrook Farm is located in Stow, Massachusetts. In addition to breeding and raising alpacas, they have a farm store featuring alpaca fibers as well as clothing, accessories, toys and gifts. The yarn products include dyed and natural yarns in lace and sport weight, and natural and dyed roving. Natural alpaca yarns at Alpacas of Springbrook Farm are lovely shades of dark brown, white and fawn.

Alpaca is a wonderful natural fiber to knit with and to wear. It is very soft and is three times warmer than wool. People allergic or sensitive to wool usually have no problems with alpaca fibers.