ok, i'm a big ole ninny....i just typed all of this wisdom...then didn't post it...lost it!!
I have the book & the blanket is very, very scrumptcious!! If u r insisting on the alpaca like the book says...then might I suggest EBAY....all sorts of yarn over there!! I was just there....more yarn than u can :fingerwag: a stick at!
or...u could go the dye it yourself route
however u go...keep up posted!
good nite, my friend