Knitting with the alpaca-blend basement yarn did not bother me when I was doing a gauge swatch this week. It didn't bother me when I was swatching back in October... but suddenly it makes my hands all tingly and itchy. I'm not impressed. I doubt that I'm allergic to alpaca, since I have items of clothing that contain alpaca that have never bothered me, so this is extremely puzzling. Perhaps it is time to start some socks instead.