The hills are alive with the promise of yaaarrnnnnn!!!!
One really nice perk in taking the bus is the parking near the entrance.
We don't have to fight this parking lot. (click on the picture to enlarge and see just a small bit of the parking lot)
The face of a first time sheep and wool festival goer as she aproaches the front gate.
I didn't get to taste Fried Twinkies, but I can tell you Ribbon Chips are fantastic!
A few animals on the hoof....
And off the hoof.....
Kiki and I shopped together. She bought Golding and Journey drop spindles and enough roving to keep her busy spinning until next year. We both bought MS&W caps. We're both short and it was a great way to find one another in the crowds.
"I must buy a broom "
A little music .........
...........and alot of yarn!
I missed lunch with the KR'ers, but caught up with Shelia From NY, Marfa and Jen at Jen's Spirit Trail Fiberworks booth. I also purchased some beautiful lace merino from Jen. And I ran into Lissa.
Stopped and spoke with Tilli Thomas. She showed us the samples of the wool/beaded yarn and a few of the pattens that will be out this fall. Wait until you see it felted!!!
My must find list had 3 items: Morehouse Farms, EZ Workshop and Spirit Trail Fiberworks.
I picked up a few lace wt kits from Morehouse Farms. Love their yarns, and buying the kits you get the pattern for free.
EZ I found at YarnBarn.
And some gorgeous lace wt Merino from Jen.
Walking to the Broom vendor we passed Tess's Designer Yarns. First time the crowd was thin enough to look. I found lace wt in 3 shades of pinks. My first thought was that it will become a wide "Mary" but now I'm not so sure. Maybe another pattern could be in the works.
At 4:00 Kiki and I went back to the bus and dropped off 4 hours of shopping, changed shoes, snacked on a few bites of Terry's Potatoes, grabbed a sweater and went back to see what we missed. The crowds had thinned a bit. Kiki purchased a bit more roving from Spirit Trail Fiberworks and I debated on the purchase of a sheep mask (decided it was just one more thing to dust).
We left the fair grounds at 6:00pm, stopped at Cracker Barrel for a quick dinner and back in the parking lot at midnight. It was a fantastic day!
My purchases: Morehouse Farms, Spirit Trail, Tess's all lace weight! and EZ's Workbook.