A while back, I wrote about our cotton tree, a twirling stand which holds most of our cotton yarns. What I didn’t mention then was that the cotton tree has a cold-weather cousin, the alpaca tree, another twirling stand that is home to most of our alpaca yarns. This week, just as the temperature dropped outside, the alpaca tree got some attention. I moved one alpaca blend, Berroco’s Ultra Alpaca Light, off of the tree to make room for some of the other alpaca yarns that were crowding it.
The Ultra Alpaca Light, a favorite of mine, got a nice new home by the other sport-weight yarns, and an armful of new skeins from Misti Alpaca took its place. We’ve carried Misti Alpaca yarns for some time now, but the skeins were dwindling in number, so it was time to replenish. We got a handful of new colors in the Tonos Worsted, a semisolid blend of merino and alpaca, which fills out the selection nicely.