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?