The Knotty Knitters Meet the Alpacas

Our knitting circle had a brilliant day out on Saturday.

It was part of my quest to have 50 special treats before my 50th birthday in October!! I wrote about this previously here.

When trying to decide what a group of friends who like to get together to knit and enjoy a cuppa might like to do for a fun day out I tried to think of something yarn related. What I came up with was Alpaca Trekking.

I love it.

I’ve done it before, as a fun activity to do with family & friends when my children were younger, and once, when I was Brown Owl for the local Brownie pack a few years ago we had a very pleasant evening stroll with the girls.

I always go to Treeside Alpacas who are absolutely brilliant. The owners are a lovely knowledgeable couple who really make it into a special experience. We saw them when we had our day out to Leeds Wool Festival where they were doing mini treks.

It was a rather windy on Saturday afternoon but we were very lucky and it didn’t rain on us!

First we spent a little time chatting and getting used to the 7 gorgeous fluffy boys. Then we all chose an Alpaca to walk with and set off on our trek. The Alpacas don’t rush, and the route around the farm is not too strenuous, so there was plenty of time to chat to Rosanne and Nigel about their characterful creatures and enjoy spending the time together. The walk back was a bit quicker as the boys knew they were going to get fed at the end.

I took a great many photographs but I’ve tried to pick out the best ones here.

 

2 thoughts on “The Knotty Knitters Meet the Alpacas

  1. Looks like you had a really good day, although I am not a member of your knitting circle I have been to one or two of your workshops when you had the shop in Tadcaster. I wonder if you or any members of your group would be interested in seeing the Knitted Bible, which will be in Wighill Church on Monday the 28th August from 11.00 to 4.00 refreshment are being served. I know someone who has been to see it at Bilton Church that it well worth a visit just to see the details in the knitted scenes.

    • Thanks Susan. I’m really sorry I’ve only just seen your message so we’ve missed that event. Hope it went well 🙂

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