Tuesday, 19 May 2009
Even Alpacas live in the UK these days!
A while back we saw an advert for a local alpaca farm who were having an open day, and decided to go along. We discovered they are very curious creatures, just as interested in looking at us as we were of them!
Some of them appeared to be just back from the hairdresser!
I naturally decided I wanted to knit one, so I tried to capture their typical stances. When they lie down, their legs seem to disappear completely with the back legs bending "the wrong way". They look like cushions with necks and heads - and apparently this lying position is known as "cushing".
We had been expecting to see lots of babies, or "crias" as they are known - but teh expectant mums had other ideas, and were all overdue - as you can see by her tum!
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