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Thursday, February 28, 2013

A little Sunday trip.

På søndag var vi på en liten utflukt til en gård som driver med alpakkaer.
Alpakkaer hører jo ikke opprinnelig hjemme i nord-Europas fauna, men det var morsomt å se hvor godt de trivdes her langt mot nord.
De var rolige og vennlige dyr, og virket som fine personligheter.
Her er noen av bildene jeg tok av dem :)


On Sunday last weekend we went on a little trip to visit a farm that keep alpacas.
The alpaca is not a native animal to northern Europe, so it was nice to see that they can live a good life up here so far north.
They were such calm and friendly animals, and seemed like nice personalities.
Here are some photos from our visit :)











På gården var det også en liten gårdsbutikk der de blandt annet solgte alpakkaull og egenspunnet garn fra ull fra alpakkaene på gården.
Ullen var så lett og myk, helt nydelig.


At the farm there was also a little shop in which they sold alpaca wool and homespun yarn made from wool from the farm alpacas.
The wool was just lovely, so light and soft.



Jeg kjøpte med meg litt alpakkaull, både råull og kardet ull, og to nøster med alpakkagarn.
Garnet var så mykt og fint. Det er ufarget, så kanskje jeg kommer til å farge det etterhvert.
Hva jeg skal strikke av garnet vet jeg ikke, men ettersom det er håndlaget må jeg finne på noe spesielt å bruke det til. Må tenke meg godt om :)


I did buy a little; some alpaca wool and two skeins of homespun alpaca yarn.
The yarn was soft and beautiful. It has not been dyed, so perhaps I will dye it with plants eventually.
I don't know what I will knit from this yarn, but as it is homespun I have to find something special to do with it. I have to think well about it before deciding :) 

9 comments:

Mia said...

vilka söta härliga ullig djur alpakkan är, ullen är säkert supermjuk. ser fram mot din spining nu, och färgresultater :)

Hilde said...

Ja, dyrene var helt skjønne :) Og ullen også.
Håndteinen min har ikke ankommet enda, men nå har jeg ihvertfall ull i hus :-D

Marylene said...

Oh, Alpacas ! I love them , they are so cute. And the yarn is so beautiful. I can't wait to see what you will knit from it !
Have a nice evening :)

Hilde said...

Yes, alpacas really are cute aren't they :) I'm also excited about the yarn, hopefully I will come up with something nice to knit.
Have a lovely evening you too, Marylene :)

Red Rose. said...

I have never seen those animals" alpaca" in person.They look quiet and friendly. Seeing those alpacas' velvety coat of fur, I now get to know how warm alpaca yarn are!
Have a good weekend, Hilde.
Tomoko

Hilde said...

Yes, the alpaca fur looks warm, doesn't it :) The wool is of great quality, and makes a soft and warm yarn.
Have a lovely weekend you too, Tomoko, and thanks for stopping by :)

Yael said...

Beautiful animals! It is cold here this evening - don't laugh, for us it's cold! :-) I feel warmer already just looking at them!
Have a great weekend Hilde, dreaming about what lovely thing to create with this gorgeous wool!

Hilde said...

Thank you, Yael :) Have a wonderful weekend you too. Hope you are fine!

Elin said...

Ha-ha-ha! De er så kule:)
Flotte bilder.

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