On Saturday Blogless Sharon and I headed to the Parker River Alpaca Farm for a spin in. I’m not sure that words can convey what a fabulous time we had! Picture this – a very large fenced in area of alpacas with spinners and their wheels within that enclosed area. Yup, we were amongst the alpacas and it was the grooviest thing ever.
I’ve been around alpacas before and I think they are pretty neat. They’re cute and fuzzy and each one is unique both in looks and personality. But there’s also something quietly spiritual about these animals. Maybe it’s their connection to what we do (spinning and knitting, I mean) but I think there’s more to it than that. Sheep are certainly connected to spinning and knitting but sheep don’t feed my soul, if you will. Sheep are cool and all and they can be pretty freakin’ cute, too, but not like alpacas. Maybe I’m just high on hay and fiber but there is something really special about hanging out and spinning among the alpacas.
The other terrific thing about Saturday was, of course, hanging out and spinning with friends. I got to see many dear friends and make some new ones, too. We gabbed and chatted and spun together. We shared our lunches and our ideas. We talked about Rhinebeck A LOT and it felt really good to be among my people!
Many, many heartfelt thanks go out to Kathy & Tick and Olivia & Dave. Thanks so much for hosting this first spin in at the farm. May there be many, many more!