Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Recital and a fiber discovery

On July 1, 2011 Janita and I had the pleasure of attending our shared Grand daughters’ recital with their parents.

After the recital we went to a lovely Gresham Lebanese Restaurant. As we came out Janita and I saw a sign reading

Andersen Fiber Works

We went in and were greeted by the owner, Jen Andersen.

Here is a picture of the entrance.

Here is Kathy who gave us lessons on drop spindles.

Anderson Fiber Works is at

20 NW 3rd St.

Gresham, OR 97030…Telephone 503-667-6852 or 503-492-6652

www.hanksinthehood.com or e-mail her at

jen@hanksinthehood.com They have only been open for a month. We felt the store was inviting and well lighted with natural light. They even had a delightful children’s area. This store has more fiber for spinning, though they do invite knitters and have some yarn.

Well this all impelled me to get my completed shawl blocked. I had been knitting this for some time. Used two patterns from Knitting Lace Triangles by Evelyn A. Clark a designer who lives in the Pacific Northwest. www.fibertrends.com The yarn was purchased three or fur years ago when Janita and I attended a market at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland. We were with Betsy. We got an amazing price on this mohair yarn at the booth of Russ Groft, formerly of McMinnville’s Robin and Russ. The store is closed and Russ has passed on, so this shawl is a memory of him.

I just reinstalled (moved) my clothesline because the shed and chickens have occupied the former drying yard.

1 comment:

  1. What a pretty picture of Ava, brings back such wonderful memories of that lovely day up in Portland area.