Monday, September 30, 2013

Ziraldo Alpacas Open House Weekend

This past weekend was Doors Open Middlesex.  The Doors Open events are great opportunities to get out into the community and check out local business and community buildings all for free!

Ziraldo Alpacas invited me to spend the weekend  demonstrating knitting with alpaca yarn.  What a great way to spend a weekend!  Along with knitting demos there was also spinning, crochet, traditional rug hooking and alpaca products for sale - thrummed mitts, hats, socks, stuffed toys, felted soaps, bird nesting materials and of course lots and lots of yarn!!!

I always like to make my demonstrations as hands on as I can. The kids had a ball winding yarn on the swift and everyone had a chance to knit with the beautiful Rainbow Lopi an alpaca/merino/bamboo blend. 

Even though the demonstration tables were set up inside the barn we weren't far from the alpacas.  Farm tours were going on through out the day and every so often one of the girls would come to say hello.


Florinda was the star attraction.  She spent the weekend letting everyone pet, hug and snuggle with her!

On one of my walks I stopped to knit and visit Florinda.  She was grabbing a quick bite to eat before she went back to work greeting all the visitors. 

By the time Sunday afternoon arrived Lacey had decided she was brave enough to get in on some of the attention Florinda was receiving.

From some of the feedback we heard about the weekend it seems that the alpaca farm was one of the most visited locations.  Debbie and her family did an amazing job organizing a great weekend!!  Thanks for letting me be a part of it.


Mereknits said...

What an amazing way to spend the weekend, I bet everyone was thrilled with your knitting skills and now might just give it a try. Love the alpacas.

Kepanie said...

Super cool!

Wanderingcatstudio said...

What a great way to get up close and personal with the alpacas!

Delusional Knitter said...

Wow! That looked like so much fun!!

Debbie Ziraldo said...

Louise, it was wonderful having you demonstrate "knitting with alpaca" at our farm for Doors Open Middlesex. Thanks for coming! It was a fun weekend!
Ziraldo Alpacas