I have just returned home from a two week (plus) journey to Peru with my son and my mom. We had a fabulous trip that included seeing lots of llama, alpaca and vicuna.
Of course, I had to find some yarn while I was there. I didn't buy any baby alpaca, just regular alpaca. I bought two packages of each color and I think I saved at least $50. I did end up buying a wonderful baby alpaca sweater for a steal of a deal.
I had a lot of time on buses and planes, and ended up finishing a pair of socks. These are Stepping-Stones made with Socks that Rock heavy weight. The pattern is in the book, The Knitter's Book of Socks. I love these socks! In fact, I have another skein of the same yarn in a different color and I think I'll just make another pair of these. They will be perfect for the cooler weather that is bound to come.
I managed to finish two books as well - Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver and The Girl Who Fell from the Sky by Heidi W. Dorrow. Currently I am rereading a classic, The Scarlet Letter. I haven't read this since high school and I don't remember it starting out so slow. That shouldn't surprise me though.
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