If it isn’t exciting enough to be totally Sweater Weather here in PDX,
there was this, this last weekend:
the Oregon Flock & Fiber Festival, held annually in Canby, OR.
Find here the intrepid fleece adventurers (more than once I heard: “I don’t do umbrellas”) and that’s a good thing because all you needed was a good hood and some stout boots to ward off the rain – at least early in the day. (Later, it really kicked up and I salute the lawn exhibitors! Very challenging!)
The lovely Kay joined me for a round or two of the fairgrounds and buildings where you could find anything from the Flock
enjoying an agility twirl around the ring or the Fiber
tickling you with scrumptious Purple People Eater Wensleydale or Plum Coopsworth
or all the way to exotically-charged jeweltone silks and wools
(those are cocoons on the top – I thought they were felted beads! (sssh-newb)…
But of course, we can’t forget the Festival portion of the program and I enjoyed visiting the vendors from far and near who graced the day for me with
a lovely shawl pin, that I greatly needed. It’s a Celtic symbol with an intriguing clasp action.
Felted alpaca boot liners from Blessed Creations (Gervais, OR) which will greatly extend the coziness of my Blunnies.
A lovely small wooden darning egg
and last but not least YARN!
a pile of gorgeous in sportweight & worsted destined to become a Cerisara & a new new design!!
Can’t wait until next year – maybe camping? Until then, I’m off to cast on!