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OFFF yeah October 1, 2013

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.

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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!)

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The lovely Kay joined me for a round or two of the fairgrounds and buildings where you could find anything from the Flock

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enjoying an agility twirl around the ring or the Fiber

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tickling you with scrumptious Purple People Eater Wensleydale or Plum Coopsworth

or all the way to exotically-charged jeweltone silks and wools

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(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

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a lovely shawl pin, that I greatly needed. It’s a Celtic symbol with an intriguing clasp action.

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Felted alpaca boot liners from Blessed Creations (Gervais, OR) which will greatly extend the coziness of my Blunnies.

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A lovely small wooden darning egg

and last but not least YARN!

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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!

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