Oregon Flock and Fiber…Overload!

Wow. I’d never seen so much fiber in one place! Mostly animal, some still on the hoof, all gorgeous! It was a perfect autumn day. The Clackamas County Fairground was a sea of fiber-related booths, inside the buildings and outside on the lawn.

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The PDXKnitbloggers were out in force, with lots of knitting, and spinning wheels, too. (That’s my Central Park Hoodie in the foreground.)

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KnittedWit‘s booth was a riot of color! And e was sleeping like, well, a baby…

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Deb bought this sweet angora bunny. Two months old, 1/4 French, 3/4 German angora. Soooo soft!

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I was quite restrained, and only bought a wooden shawl pin. I’ll have to show you in my next post, because I didn’t take a picture of it in daylight. It’s worth the wait! I bought it from Toolman, DH of TiggywinkleKnits. It’s made of bubinga. The drop spindles were calling my name, but I don’t really want *another* hobby; I’m trying to keep up with the ones I have!

I met up with Michelle; we first met at the February Lady Sweater knitalong at Twisted. She’s almost done with her sweater; I was wearing mine. They’re similar colors, both Dream in Color Classy. My colorway is Night Watch, hers is Deep Seaflower, a little more green and purple. But the funny part was when I pulled out my Central Park Hoodie to knit. Her sweater and yarn are pictured on the left, mine on the right.

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Micheles/Michelles think alike!

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That’s it for tonight, more in a bit!

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7 responses to “Oregon Flock and Fiber…Overload!

  1. Ok, you guys must be long lost twins??? Wow, you really showed restraint, can’t wait to see the shawl pin.

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  2. The pictures are great! I so wish I hadn’t forgotten my camera! Now, see, if I had just stayed in my chair and kept spinning, I would have saved a lot of money. LOL Great seeing you today!

  3. Looks like a great time – thanks for sharing the pictures!

  4. gettingpurlywithit

    Woah, thanks for this blog post, Michele! Seems like it was a lot of fun…

    I would LOVE to go next year. Better start saving now because I am going to get myself in BIG TROUBLE. I can feel it.

  5. I’ve been looking for a Fiber Festival in Southern California, they just look like so much fun (I’m a little envious right now). The bunny is so adorable, they make wonderful pets and it was very easy for to have them use a kitty litter box. I had a wonderful bunny named Puddles who would come when I called her and she loved to run around the kitchen while I was preparing dinner, she also loved to cuddle.

  6. Great minds think alike (Micheles). What a cute bunny!! Does it speak French or German?!

  7. I love all of your pictures. O.F.F.F was AMAZING this year! The weather was perfect. My mom and I had our own booth so I didn’t get to see as much of the festival as I wanted, so getting to see all of your pictures is great. Hope to see you next year!