Last week, we posted about the book signing event for My Grandmother’s Knitting that was being put on by Andersen Fiber Works in Gresham, Oregon. A bunch of us from Knit Picks were able to attend the event and it was such a wonderful evening! Not only did I get to visit a new yarn store, but I also got a chance to hang out with other knitters and see Jen who does the Hanks in the Hood batts for Knit Picks.
For me, the evening started off by wondering around and admiring all of the yarn and fiber. Then, we moved upstairs to see Larissa Brown, Chrissy Gardiner,
Leigh Radford, Joan McGowan Micheal, and Stevanie Pico for the book signing of My Grandmother’s Knitting. Kelley (and Xena), Alison, Hannah and myself found a cozy spot to settle in and work on a bit of knitting as the karaoke was getting started.
Here is a little video clip of the book signing:
I also learned from Alison that Andersen Fiber Works now does fiber processing too! And luckily for me, I had two bags of raw alpaca fleece just hanging out at my house that I had no clue what to do with. I am not a spinner, but when I visited a little alpaca farm last summer, I just couldn’t resist! I met the alpaca whose fleece I was getting and he was a lovely alpaca named CJ.
After I get my processed fiber, I have no more excuses and I am planning on learning to spin!
What are your favorite fibers to spin with? Any advice for a beginning spinner like me? I’m completely in love with the Dill color in our Wool of the Andes Roving and can’t wait to start learning.