Friday, October 8, 2010

Llama or Alpaca?

Originally uploaded by Paula knits
I went shopping today and gave myself permission to spend a little bit as a birthday gift to myself. I showed great restraint at Lovin' Knit (bought a ball of DK for making some charity bears) and the new location of Cast-On Cottage (two skeins of Koigu). When I was in World Market, I spotted this adorable little critter and had to have him. He's only about 4 or 5 inches tall and as soft as a cloud.

The tag calls him a llama. It also says that a llama's wool is called alpaca. Huh?? I thought alpaca fiber came from alpacas and llama fiber came from llamas. The fur on this little guy must be alpaca because it is so soft. Llama fiber isn't soft, or at least the kind I've touched isn't.

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