Wednesday, July 6, 2011

We've moved!

We have a new shiny blog HERE.
Please stop by and visit for updates, events, contests and more! Things look a little plain for now, but we will be updating the look to match our new style soon.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

What's New??

Well it has been a while since the last post and things here have been crazy busy!! I have been dyeing up a storm and am just now getting caught up but I still have a little way to go. We did a custom color for the Loopy Ewe sock club this year and that was tons of fun!!

What else is new on the home front you ask? Let's see.....we are introducing 3 new colors in our Halo line. They are lighter shades of our current colors and we are starting with a light blue, light green and light purple. They just arrived at the warehouse today and they are super yummy!! I am already trying to decide which one I will try out first :) As soon as we get some pics I will be sure to put them up here for your viewing pleasure. For now you will just have to use your imagination ;)

Beth has been out in sunny California for TNNA and will be returning tomorrow. Let's hope she had a good show :)

Now let me there anything else new that I need to tell you?? Oh! We will also be introducing a new pattern that Beth designed using Halo and Paca Paints!! I can't believe I almost forgot about that, it's simply beautiful!! I will also post pics of that as soon as she gets back. You will definitely want to be knitting that, trust me, I've seen it and it is LOVELY!!

Well, that's all for today. Just wanted to bring you up to speed since it's been so long. Check back in the next few days for the pics of the new Halo colors and the new pattern using Halo and Paints!!

Until then....bye!!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Alpaca Yarn Company Surprise #3!!

Well here is another one, I told you we've been busy!! I have developed some new colors in our Paca Cinta line, our yummy ribbon yarn.

These colors go great with our many choices of Classic Alpaca and in our new Thrummed Mitten Kit. They are also fantastic in our Interlace Scarf Kit which is super cute to make and would make a wonderful Christmas gift for that special someone : )

The first picture you see is color #506 Citrus Cooler, next is #507 Winter Wind, and lastly #508 Spring Blooms. Aren't they so pretty? You will love them, I promise : )

To take a look at all the great colors, check our website, or to order kits.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Alpaca Yarn Company's Surprise #2

Here is surprise number 2!! We have added three new colors to our Astral line; Shooting Star, Copper Penny, and Gold Rush. They are just as gorgeous as the other colors in that line and perfect for your holiday knitting and gift giving.

With lots of projects that use just one skein Astral is perfect for quick holiday gift giving!

Go on, you know you want to try them out!! Happy knitting :) Take a look at all our colors on our website.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Busier than ever!!

Well we have been busier than ever here at AYC!! We have lots of new things to tell you about over the next few weeks to get you ready for your holiday knitting and gift giving.

Our first new surprise will get you ready for winter. It's our new Easy Thrummed Mitten Kits. This kit uses just one skein of Snuggle (our bulky yarn) and one skein of Paca Cinta (our hand-dyed ribbon). They work up quickly and easily and would be perfect for all your gift giving! Aren't they super cute? We know you will love them : )

Contact us at for ordering information.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

September FREE PATTERN: Summer Twilight Shawlette

As summer comes to a close it's nice to have a little something to chase the chills away.  We can't think of anything better than this adorable shawlette, designed by our very own Tasha Poe!

Tasha & Beth have finished theirs and Angela is working on hers right now.  Join the fun & let us see your photos if you start hooking. 

This wrap will work up quickly in sport or DK weight yarn and a size H crochet hook.  And best part of all, this pattern is FREE through September 30, 2010.  After that you can download or purchase for just $4.00.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Slanting Plaid Stole

Did you happen to notice that amazingly pretty stole in the new issue of Interweave Knits?  You know, that one page 81, the scrumptious cordovan color one with the slanting plaid blocks? Yes, this one...

Slanting Plaid Stole - Interweave Knits Magazine, Fall 2010
Designer Rachel Erin

Finished Size 22" wide and 78" long, excluding fringe.
Yarn The Alpaca Yarn Company Suri Elegance (100% alpaca; 875 yd [800 m]/100 g): #2008 cordovan, 3 skeins.
Needles Size 5 (3.75 mm). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions Blocking wires or cotton crochet thread; 7" piece of cardboard for making fringe; tapestry needle.
Gauge 18 sts and 26 rows = 4" in lace patt with yarn doubled, after blocking.
Ravelry Link

Let us know if you make one -- we would love to swoon over it!