This year was super fun. The weather was sunny and warm.
Delightful under the trees. There were, I think, 250 vendors
and I did well to support the local economy. In a new sock
book I purchased the author said you can't throw a skein
of yarn without hitting a new hand dyer of artistic sock yarn
in the Portland area! Many were represented and the
selection of hand dyed rovings, yarn, beautiful combinations
of a variety of wool, alpaca, mohair and angora.Enough to
delight the finicky spinner or knitter. I went thinking I wouldn't
need to purchase anything (I have quite a stash already) but
I broke down.
|Lavender Sheep booth|
|Lavender sheep with the great book on socks from local dyers|
|My daughter Tracy truly appreciating the fiber!|
|Wonderful day for spinning on the grass|
|New Hue silks|
|merino silk braids|
|more wool with silk (lots of silks added! this year)|
|just one corner of one room (many more rooms + outside canopies)|
|Diane Cutlers blends of kid mohair/ Cormo|
This is where I got my lovely striped rolags.
|Kenleigh Fibers lovely felted creatures (Note border collie, my personal favorite)|
|Wolf Ridge Icelandic sheep pelts|
|The pelt I fell for and adopted, it's on my chair! Cushy!!!|
There were quite a few ladies demonstrating bobbin lace.
|The grand champion winner, shawl hand dyed and spun, then knit. Gorgeous|
My daughter and grandson were mesmerized. The weaving is so
intricate and best appreciated by mathematical minds like theirs
. It was just facinating. I have much more appreciation for
Pacific Northwes Native art. It is interesting that the colors to
accent were yellow and a beautiful pale turquoise. (no red)
No fiber show is finished without a trip to the barns and visiting
|A little baby bunny|
|Fleece for sale in the Sunday parking lot sale. Great buys!!!!|
|Gotland fleece on the hoof (resting!)|
|Really cool new spinning wheels. My grandson spent a long time spinning. He's hooked!!! He was actually telling the girls how to figure the ratios on the wheels! He is a walking factual repository.|
|Wolfhound show next door! They all got howling and it was a kick!!!|
We ended up the day with a lovely trip home and ate a really nice
dinner outside at the Terminus on the Willamette River in Corvallis.
Then home very happy. Wonderful weekend
3 rovings and a great book: "Indie Socks" by Chrissy Gardiner.
Wonderful new patterns for hand dyed yarn.
Oh and 1 skein of "Socks That Rock" (my favorite sock yarn)