San Diego Yarn Crawl Gives New Meaning to ‘Coat of Many Colors’

Julian Journal
By: Megan Peralta and Charlene Pulsonetti 
Photo: Courtesy of Alpaca Culture

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Patti and Rick Hazard bypassed "someday” altogether when they entered the yarn scene in a big way.

"We all have real lives outside alpacas,” says Patti, referring to their group of eight alpaca owners and enthusiasts who have been coming together for the last few years to participate in the San Diego Yarn Crawl.

The two own Hazard Alpacas in Jamul and got into the business quite unexpectedly. Patti was an elementary school teacher, and Rick is the vice president of marketing for Waxie Sanitary Supply.

Amy Alyeshmerni and her husband, David Kabbai, are the owners of Atlas Alpacas, in Descanso, and their fellow alpaca enthusiasts bring their long-necked friends for the fun event each year.

Jay Wagner and Rick Washburn of WW Ranch turned out their alpaca products for the crawl, along with a variety of homemade jams and jellies made from the fruit of their orchard.

Kevin and Linde Gilbert of Pine Valley are the fourth couple in the super-eight collective. They call Kevin the "cria whisperer.”

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