Early Thaw

Early Thaw

alpaca fleece

The silky luster of alpaca fleece.

Nice day of alpacas grazing in the neighbor’s yard.  KUSIKUY fiber comes from Bolivia which is of finer quality, softness and length than the US alpaca fiber.  It is not known why – perhaps it’s the high altitude in Bolivia, extreme temperature changes (60 degrees during the day and 2o degrees at night), the sparse grasses, arid climate, lack of parasites… For whatever reason, Bolivia’s alpacas have the finest micron count and the most beautiful luster.  So we purchase our alpaca fiber from them.  It is nice to see alpacas here in the US too though, they are such sweet, gentle animals, cousins to llamas and camels.  I wonder if they know they have ancestors high in the Andes mountains so far away…

Early Morning Ski

Early Morning Ski

KUSIKUYDogSweater

KUSIKUY makes dogs happy too. Featured: hand knit, 100% alpaca dog sweater.

KUSIKUYColdYesterday it was 30 below zero, but the alpacas at my neighbor’s house were non-plussed about it all.  They had their lightweight, hollow-fiber, super warm coats keeping them cozy.  I had to put an alpaca sweater on my dog though when we went out for a ski across the pond.

Samples are in!

Samples are in!

shortglitten piano closeThe samples just came in from Bolivia and they are gorgeous!  The colors are intense and so sumptuous.  shortglitten floorThe fit is amazing and I love the long one too – reminds me of a stocking glove! Seeking models for some lifestyle footage of a day out with the ice fishers on the Meadows Pond and getting ready to launch a kickstater.  Freezing cold, beautiful day for inspiration.Longglitten pianoII