And you thought you were done with Peru. But there was more fiber! And I'm here to tell you now that when other people (read: people who aren't interested and fiber and textiles) ask how we liked Peru and whether we have any pictures, what they want is pictures of Machu Picchu and Colca Canyon, etc etc. It's amazing how quickly their eyes glaze over when I show them pictures of vicunas. I don't understand it, but it's true.
We saw other camelids than vicuna, of course - we even got to feed some at a wonderful little camelid farm that had all four of the Peruvian camelids: llamas, guanacos, alpacas, and vicunas.
So was I.
There were also a number of women there, spinning and dyeing and weaving. We got to see one of them grinding cochineal.
Meanwhile, I'm trying desperately to catch up on my never ending pre-semester to-do list. I'm almost looking forward to meetings - at least then, I can knit!