Finally catching up with myself. I had a great, if brief, time at the Oregon Flock and Fiber Festival last weekend. After helping Lorajean set up on Friday, I returned Saturday afternoon with three friends. The first thing we did was make a new little friend.
Last year I completely missed the animals; I never made it into the barn. I only experienced the Fiber part of the festival! This year I made it a priority to see the flock.
We saw goats. (At least I think they’re goats. I’m a city girl; what do I know?)
V loves goats. She has a business plan for our goat farm. DH makes a million dollars, and then he bankrolls our hobby farm. Perfect, no? I stipulated that we hire someone to shovel goat poop. Or she does it. Anyway…
We saw sheep. (I think.)
And alpacas. (I’m sure these are alpacas; note the helpful sign.)
And bunnies. Definitely bunnies. What kind? Um, the bunny kind. Oh, there were chinchillas, too, but I don’t have a picture of them.
It’s not all animals in the barn. We also saw some cool knitted items, dyed fiber, and this exquisite little exhibit.
There was a lot of fiberlicious eye candy. Here’s Lorajean’s booth.
Karie (silverpurl) was there with her beautiful silver jewelry and stitch markers.
Roland from Laurel Hill had a small corner carved out for himself at the Carolina Homespun booth. They have some interesting new straight needles that are triangular in shape (you may have seen Kollage’s square ones before). I tried them, and they were easy to hold, but I remain a circular needle fan. Pretty woods, though.
And here’s my favorite set-up at the festival. This is the Bellwether Wool Company van (mini-bus?) from Philomath, OR. Note the cool awning for sheltered yarn shopping.
But even better is the inside of the van. Yes, you can shop inside, and it looks like this! (I’m shooting from front to back.) So cool.
And the PDX KnitBloggers and PDX Spinnerati were at OFFF, too.
More on that in the next post. Stash enhancement post is coming, too…