Not in New York? Unsure about sheep? The National Alpaca Farm Days have been announced for the weekend of September 29 & 30th. Alpaca farms all around the US are opening their doors to visitors that weekend. If you’ve always wanted to meet an alpaca – or you’re just looking for some of the softest, warmest yarn you can work with – this is your chance.
The Nordic Heritage Museum in Seattle, WA, is hosting a Nordic Knitting Conference, the weekend of October 5-7th. The theme of this year’s event is mittens, and will feature more than 20 classes from knitters, spinners, designers and textile artists. The conference organizers are also gathering examples of Nordic-style mittens for an exhibition to run over the winter.