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Yearly Archives: 2012

Knitting and Stitching our way through autumn

Written on December 5, 2012 at 5:48 pm, by

Autumn is always a busy time for us, not at least because of the Knitting and Stitching Shows. We attend the show in London in October and then the Harrogate one in November.

Alexandra Palace was as busy as ever, … Read More

Puppy disaster!

Written on November 26, 2012 at 12:44 pm, by

Having just returned home form a long weekend in Harrogate selling patterns and yarn at the Knitting and Stitching Show we had this email in our inbox. It really made us laugh!

Hi thereI visited you at Harrogate knitting and stitching … Read More

Icon gallery

Written on November 22, 2012 at 11:21 am, by

The Icon dress has proven to be one of the most popular patterns we have ever had and we think it deserves its very own costumer gallery! To start us of we would like to introduce Suzanne Miller. Suzanne knitted … Read More

Isis – Egyptian Goddess? No, our gorgeous baby alpaca…

Written on November 1, 2012 at 11:52 am, by

As you know, we name all our designs after one of the alpacas.  They used to all belong to Tracy, but Kari-Helene is creating new designs quicker than Tracy’s alpacas are giving birth!  We therefore ‘borrow’ names from Houghton Hall … Read More

Launch parties!

Written on October 19, 2012 at 3:46 pm, by

At the end of September we arranged two launch parties for our new collection, Waterways. It was great to have the opportunity to preview the collection to our lovely and loyal customers and get some encouraging and interesting feedback on … Read More

AL Paca is here!

Written on September 27, 2012 at 4:54 pm, by

At long last, the pattern for AL is ready!  It’s only been a year since Tracy embarked on this project and many (many,) versions later, plus a few (read loads of…) tweaks and amendments, the pattern has been finalised, tech edited … Read More

Launch party bonanaza!

Written on September 13, 2012 at 4:55 pm, by

We will be starting the knitting season early this year! Usually we launch our new collection at Alexandra Palace. This year we have decided to give you, our faithful customers and friends a unique chance to get a sneak preview … Read More

New addition to the Purl Alpaca herd

Written on September 13, 2012 at 4:08 pm, by

Message from Isadora
When I was born, it was touch and go whether I would make it.  After desperate measures to keep me here, I decided I might as well give this thing called ‘life’ a go and after a week … Read More

Fashion shoot on the canal

Written on September 6, 2012 at 5:23 pm, by

One of the most exciting days of the year is definitely the day we do our photo shoot. This year we went for a slightly more urban location as Kari-Helene wanted an edgier look to the images and went to … Read More

Goodbye Cleo, thanks for sharing your life with us

Written on August 16, 2012 at 3:23 pm, by

Cleo was the second alpaca Tracy bought and there was an immediate rapport between the two.  When learning how to care for alpacas it was always Cleo who was chosen first, mainly because she understood what was happening and was … Read More

Alpaca Farm Open Day in Suffolk

Written on August 7, 2012 at 11:48 am, by

Tracy will be helping friends Pauline and David with their first Open Day on 12th August at: Woodbine Farm Alpacas, Hoxne Road, Weybread, Diss, IP21 5UJ.
Apart from coming along and saying ‘hello Tracy’, you might want to stroll around the … Read More

Olympic Babies

Written on July 31, 2012 at 4:01 pm, by

Well we think they’re Olympic!  Two of Tracy’s alpacas have given birth and, fingers crossed, all is well. 
Adie (or Angel’s Delight as her pedigree certificate says) has had a lot of problems with this reproduction lark but at last she has … Read More