Tag Archives: Las Flores del Altiplano Alpacas

Working With Bumps

Have you seen the “bumps” of alpaca rug yarn that seem to be popular at fiber fairs and events?  Some are all alpaca, others have cotton or rayon blend cores.  (These cotton-cored alpaca bumps are from Las Flores del Altiplano … Continue reading

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Returned to Sock Knitting

For several years I lived in a part of California where most of the year we baked in dry heat.  Winters were short, and I rarely needed wool socks so stopped knitting socks.  After moving back to the Pacific Northwest … Continue reading

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Smarter Socks

When Thor and I left San Francisco, we settled in an area where the winter climes were much colder.  We needed wool socks! From time to time in the SF Bay Area I wore wool socks, but not often.  Thus, … Continue reading

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Yarn Recalls

Not infrequently we are advised of recalls of pharmaceuticals, meats, eggs, processed foods and even raw vegetables.  But yarn? Many of you probably heard that early this month, Trendsetter announced its recall of  Lotus Yarns Mimi.  Trendsetter imported Mimi from … Continue reading

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It Must Be June: Black Sheep Gathering

Once again, Eugene, Oregon welcomes the annual Black Sheep Gathering (June 19-21)!  This year it boasts:  a 3,000 square foot Spinner’s Circle, a wool & mohair show/sale, goats and goat show ring, alpacas and alpaca show ring, sheep show and … Continue reading

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