Our person decided to go to the mountains and visit a wool market over the weekend. Isabelle was the doll that got to go along because she loves fibers and fiber arts. There were hand spun and hand dyed yarns to purchase, or you could buy a whole fleece and spin it yourself. There was so much to see that Izzy was a bit overwhelmed. However, the best part was seeing the animals that the wool comes from. There were llamas, goats, sheep, rabbits, alpacas and Paco Vicuñas.
Izzy and our person fell in love with these sweet animals. They are native to Peru, not exported anymore, and so very rare. They can cost $10,000! Their wool feels like a cloud and is softer than any other kind. We could not even afford to buy the yarn, let alone a Vicuña!
Here are some more photos of them:
They look kind of like little aliens!
They had just been shorn (or is it sheered?) for the show and their wool was for sale.
This one is an alpaca that looks kind of like a teddy bear.
Everyone got carried away taking photos of the Vicuñas! That's the last one. Promise!
After the show Izzy took a nice walk along the river before having dinner. She is determined to have her own Paco Vicuña, someday! She better start saving now!
Written by Kiki who is still the best reporter! ;)