We spent the weekend in Warrenton, Virginia for a wedding. During the day, we did some sightseeing in the area, including Old Town Warrenton (where I discovered The Red Thread and poked around squeezing yarn) and an alpaca farm a few miles outside town:
The place is called Alpaca Full Moon Farm, and is run by a husband and wife who were both very friendly and welcoming. We got a tour of the farm and learned lots of alpaca facts, and got to hang out in their pen and feed them some treats:
I'm kicking myself for not buying any of the yarn they sell in their shop. It was beautiful, and it was labeled with the names of the alpacas who had contributed to it. But, of course, alpaca yarn is a little pricey and without a specific project I could use it in, I felt like I should hold off. Oh well.
This part of Virginia is best known for wineries and horses, but I highly recommend the alpacas, especially for a yarn enthusiast!