My sister and brother in law were visiting us this weekend to accompany us to the PA endless mountain fiber festival. I wish I could bottle up that fun feeling of shopping and buying wool. That is what this weary world needs. This year the temps were chilly (good chilly in my mind). Cold temperatures induce a spending spree at a fiber festival, well that is my story and I'm sticking with it. Right? Right. I'm sure you're nodding your head yes....
Anyways, we arrived at 10 am and shopped the various stalls. The vendors this year were fabulous. Lots of wool from small farms and indie dyers. Some fiber to spin as well as tools for knitters, crocheters, weavers and spinners. Each year the event gets a little bit bigger.
My sister and I had fun shopping while the guys went to watch the herding dog demonstration. We packed a lunch and ate on wooden bleachers watching the sheep shearing demonstration. I loved being freezing cold down to my toes!
I carefully considered my purchases. I decided to buy mostly DK weight wool since that is a weight I have least of in my stash. I was immediately drawn to the natural skeins (with the sheep names!!).
I think I bought some nice skeins and can't wait to start knitting something with them.
I had a fabulous time with my sister, I hope they come again next year for the festival. Today after they left early in the morning, I did the regular cleaning and setting the house back to the way it was. I have a ton of blogs to read since I am behind.
THANK YOU for the well wishes for my daughter, she is mending slowly from her emergency surgery but the worst is behind her. They should be here with us later this month before they move to Delaware, we are still talking back and forth about specific dates. I cannot wait.
How was your weekend?
The yarns you chose are BEAUTIFUL. I can't wait to see what you make with them.ReplyDelete
What a delightful weekend and what beautiful yarn! I also went to a fiber fest, and like you, I had a wonderful time. I can't wait to see what you knit with those squishy, woolly skeins. Enjoy!ReplyDelete
I wish they had something like this out here. Do you spin?ReplyDelete
I love all those blue and gray shades. Well done. How nice to share a fiber festival with your sister. I am with you. I don't mind being out in chilly or even cold weather. So glad your daughter is on the mend.ReplyDelete
Sounds like a fun weekend. :-)ReplyDelete
Oh goodness...all. the. yarn. Beautiful! Sounds like a great day. Glad to hear your daughter is on the mend. Have a beautiful week Karen.ReplyDelete
Glad to hear your daughter is over the worst and that you will be seeing her soon. Something special to look forward to. Love the wool, what wonderful choices. I am so looking forward to seeing what you do with it.ReplyDelete
what great yarn choices....and what a fabulous weekend. I'm dreaming of chilly days, and find myself packing for the hottest most humid, mosquito-infested two weeks of my life. What's wrong with this picture???!? Needless to say---I'll be thinking of you!!!ReplyDelete
Oh that looks/sounds like a lovely fiber festival, and the yarns you bought are such nice shades. They should knit up into something really stunning.ReplyDelete
Yay for your daughter feeling better! That kind of news is always welcome. :-)
Mine was full of sewing, pups, and a sick dog. Glad your daughter is better. Scary stuff those appendix!ReplyDelete
I love fall festival weekends! We went to our favorite harvest fest this weekend: https://inblueink.blogspot.com/2017/09/weekending.htmlReplyDelete
Oh my. Look at the yarn haul! I Love them . They look perfect for fingerless and the like. How I wish I could leave yarn out like that. NO way with Fezzik. He loves wool . He'd run all over the house with that. I love the green skein mostestReplyDelete
OOooo...look at those goodies. Excellent choices indeed. Glad to hear (read) your daughter is healing nicely. I skipped the GA Fiber Festival due to threat of Hurricane Irma and the influx of traffic coming into our state. Oh well, thanks for the vicarious visit with you to PAs Fiber Festival.ReplyDelete
Beautiful purchases! Glad you were able to go and have time with your sister. Fun, fun, fun. Good to hear your daughter is doing ok.ReplyDelete
That looks like fiber heaven! Wow! I was working all weekend, but managed to have a nice swim on Sunday that revived me!ReplyDelete
I'm glad your daughter is doing better.ReplyDelete
Sounds like a fun fiber fest w/family! The yarn you've chosen looks great. I can't wait to see what you knit up.
Oh wow, what an amazing sounding festival, loving the colour yarns you have chosen.ReplyDelete
It's fiber festival season and I am so excited! There are always so many fiber people out and I love interacting with them. We are finally getting some coolish weather in California and I didn't waist any time before breaking into my sock stash.ReplyDelete
Oh, how I wish our sheep festival (MD Sheep & Wool) was in the fall instead of May. It's hard to pet the yarns when it's 90 degrees & 4,000% humidity. Love your yarn choices- such beautiful, natural colors. I'm way behind on my blog reading too & didn't know about your daughter. Glad she's okay.ReplyDelete
What a wonderful way to spend a day, and I love the colors of the yarn you chose.ReplyDelete
Have a great weekend!