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F is for Fiber Festivals

Hey I realized I forgot to do F. Well F is for my favorite events – Fiber Festivals.  Today was the first one of my season.  A little local event sharing in mohair goat shearing and with various vendors setting up shop around the farm.

It was a beautiful day, but with last week’s trip, felling utterly exhausted this week with so many things going on, and attempting to stave off a sinus infection – welcome allergy season (I’m doing good – keeping up with my meds, which is keeping the allergens at bay), I was whipped.  I went to bed early and slept in.  I also can’t say I was totally with it when we went out there and my fiber sense was totally off.  Normally if there is fiber in the vicinity I can find it.  Even though I’ve been to this place a few times, I seemed to miss it and we took a lovely, but out of the way, drive around the country.  Finally we tracked back and I got to go in.

tall grass farms spring jubilee 4-5-2008 12-27-11 PM

DH wished to refrain from all of the excitement and brought a week’s worth of WSJ to catch up on.  That’s fine as I didn’t feel rushed.  Well of course you know what happened, I missed all the fresh fleeces.  They must’ve sold out by 10:01 am.  I don’t need anything anyway, so lo and behold I left with nothing.  Don’t get me wrong there were some lovely stuff.  It’s just nothing screamed buy me and with the festivals just starting – I’m trying to pace myself.

The next festival is in two weeks just west of here in Cedarville  – The Stephenson County Fiber Art Fair.  It’s a small festival, but their list shows it’s focus is on the fibers.  This will be my first year for this one.  Plus if you all didn’t know – I’m heading out to the New Hampshire Sheep and Wool again this year to visit with Julie and other friends.  My samples of this year fleeces from some favorite farmers in that area should be arriving soon.  Yeah!

Finally when I came home after a long trip to Milwaukee after the festival – I was jazzed again about fiber.  This always happens to me.  Just being around people who love fiber rejuvenates my interest.  So rooted through my stash thinking more about the Danish Shawl, but settled down to start my little hat with the yarn I spun this week.  Here is is out of the dye pot.

dyed singles 4-5-2008 8-35-57 PM

Bright as always.  🙂

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