Saturday, October 4, 2014

Soft, fluffy ALPACA!!! Misti Alpaca Trunk show has arrived!!!

Back in August, we had a fun and informative visit from Miguel & Lisa Paz, owners of Misti Alpaca.  We learned how four generations of Miguel's family built Misti Alpaca into the fair trade yarn company we know today.  They shared interesting information about Peru, alpacas, their ranch and the nearby village where women work hand dyeing the lovely yarns with sustainable dyes and special techniques developed by Misti! Their website has an 'about us' section with old family photos, the business history, maps, and even has an alpaca photo gallery if you'd like to see some of the sources of your yarn up close!

While he was here, Miguel agreed to film some video reviews and squeezed in some of this fascinating information!  You can find these reviews on our website under our video reviews link, found near the top of the page. Once on the video reviews page select Misti Alpaca from the manufacturer drop down menu!

You can tell how excited we were for that visit! And now, we are super excited to get finished pieces knit by the women of the village as a trunk show  to show off all the gorgeous Misti Alpaca colors!  If you can't make it into the shop to see the garments in person, here's a peek!

Enjoy! The Retail Team - Gus, JenA, Jill, Matt, & Terry

Jenny is relaxing in our yarn garden wearing the Floating Lace Top, an advanced level pattern published in Knit 'n Style of October 2010.  The yarn is Misti Alpaca Hand Paint Lace in La Boheme #LP44

This Messina Scarf is an intermediate level pattern, knitted in Misti Alpaca Hand Paint Sock Yarn in color HS 24, Tree Frog.  We don't currently have this color in our selection, but we can order you any color you see on MistiAlpaca.com, where you can also find this pattern for free!
The Rosebud Scarf is a free pattern on MistiAlpaca.com, and is shown knitted up in Misti Alpaca Handpaint Chunky, color Red Rover #CP01.


Jill modeled the Swedish Lace Beret, which can be purchased at MistiAlpaca.com, knitted in Misti Alpaca Handpaint chunky, color Winter Queen #CP21, which we can order. 

Mindy tried on the BC Ruffle Cape in Garter, a free pattern at MistiAlpaca.com.  This one is done up in Misti Alpaca Chunky Solids in Sage 1380. 
 
 This adorable baby set is the Swedish Lace Baby Cloche & Booties Set.  It's a free pattern on MistiAlpaca.com and this version is made in the Misti Alpaca Tonos Pima Silk in Shell Beach #TPS04. 


Madison slipped on the Convertible Scarf, a free pattern they describe as "so easy it's probably addictive". The pattern calls for Baby Me Boo and this one is done in Crazy Lace Agate BBH48.

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