2005-08-06

north to Alaska

I am heading off to Alaska in about 10 days. I will have time in Fairbanks, Anchorage and Seward. Does anybody know of any great source for Q while I am there?
Thanks.

5 Comments:

Blogger Doll said...

Hope you enjoy your trip to Fairbanks. The Large Animal Research Farm (part of UAF) has raw qiviut for sale (and sometimes some spun yarn) Also the Inuit Wool Shop on Henderson Road (just round the corner from me) usually has some processed roving. I've been spinning the raw from the farm. I ends up with a slightly different texture than the roving but still very soft and warm. Perhaps we could touch base while you are here. I work at the Ester Gold Camp which is a popular place for dinner and entertainment. email me if you'd like... bcreelman@alaska.net I've heard the weather is to be awesome this week! Enjoy!!

7:57 PM  
Blogger Luann said...

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8:36 AM  
Blogger Luann said...

I second Doll's recommendations. The musk ox farm at the LARF is worth seeing just for the animals! Inua Wool Shop is one of the best yarn stores I've ever been to in my life, anywhere!

In Anchorage there's a shop on the Old Seward Highway - I think it's called Knitting Frenzy. They had several kinds of Alaskan Q and Q blends (ask me how I know!)

8:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Those are great places to look for qiviut. I posted a bunch of info about my own knitting in Alaska trip from 2003 at http://www.domanddonna.com/alaska/alaska.php

The Nash's have a private farm in Palmer, too. You can check it out on their web site at http://www.windyvalleymuskox.com/`

Enjoy!

Donna Druchunas
www.sheeptoshawl.com

12:33 PM  
Anonymous chelsmi@juno.com said...

I must say I third doll's comment.

My daughter lived at the castle last year. Make sure you get a photo of Frank's front door.

Have FUN!!!

6:33 PM  

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