Friends and Fiber

A perfect combination! It was a glorious sunny day at OFFF today, perfect for a fiber festival. I never did sit down to knit, but I became reacquainted with my Turkish drop spindle. I had forgotten how much I like it. Several people reminded me!

turkish

I saw lots of old friends, and some that I hadn’t met in person before. I’d like to especially welcome PeacefulKnitter to Oregon; she just moved here. What a lovely way to get to know the local fiber scene.

peacefulknitter

PeacefulBaby and Sweetie were here with her, too. PeacefulBaby seemed quite taken with Lorajean’s Baby O.

peacefulbaby

I got to see Rachel‘s finished Pacific shawl. She used Malabrigo Sock yarn in Abril.

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pacificback

Our shawls hung out together. Thanks for test knitting for me, Rachel! The pattern is available on Ravelry, and I have some paper copies at the Knitted Wit booth at OFFF.

Pacifics

And I broke my “I don’t stash” rule for this:

constellation

Constellation beaded worsted, 50/50 merino and silk, with beads from StitchJones.

I believe this is the first yarn I’ve ever bought that didn’t have a plan for it. And I probably won’t knit with it for a long time. I just want to look at it, pet it, and admire it. Thank you, Sharon!

StitchJones

A few more scenes from today:

spinners

bunny

grasshopper

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15 responses to “Friends and Fiber

  1. It was a beautiful day for friends & fiber. Great to meet you! I look forward to spending more time exploring Oregon’s fiber scene with you.

  2. I’m so bummed I didn’t get to go! I’ve got next year on the calendar already, though! :)

    I got to see Rachel’s work on the shawl up close and personal – beautiful! Love your pattern, btw!

    Thanks so much for the fabulous pictures – it looks like it was a lovely day!

  3. Michele, it was a pleasure to meet you in person. You are a great welcoming presence on the local fiber scene. Thanks for the introduction to Cindy, Ron and I look forward to visiting Urban Fiber Arts, soon after it opens in the Pearl. Oh, and like you, I did break down–purchased gorgeous merino/silk for another vest (influenced by an exchange with Leila Wice) at Blue Moon.

  4. Looks like a truly perfect day! What a cute bunny. :-)

  5. I didn’t see the beaded yarn at Sharon’s booth!! I doubt I could have resisted it either…

    It was great seeing you yesterday, even briefly. We should arrange to run into each other more than once a year. :D

  6. Laurie Nelesen

    I made a neck warmer with the stitch jones merino/silk. Knitting with it was divine!!!

  7. Looks like a lovely day. It must be so much fun to see your designs come off someone else’s needles!

  8. Great post — I definitely get a feel for that event. Looks like a wonderful day! :)

  9. Beautiful pictures and what a glorious day! That yarn is definitely worth breaking your ‘no stash’ rule for too!

  10. Looks like an amazing weekend! I love Rachel’s shawl — those beautiful blues and purples really highlight the pattern.

  11. Looks like a wonderful day – and I love the two shawls. I think I’ll be looking for yarn for it soon!

  12. Looks like a great day of fun!

    Love your “stashed” yarn. It’s beautiful!

  13. Oh wow!! You got around way more than I did!! I recognize the back of my friend Sandy looking at the bunny in your picture, but sadly didn’t get to see her, or you, F2F! :(

    This is my fave show in Oregon…it just knocked my socks off this year!!

    Your shawl is gorgeous!! :)

  14. Looks like a fun day! I’m really wishing I could get to a fiber festival. Wanted to do Rhinebeck, but once again, it’s not happening for me. Sigh. One of these years!

  15. Thank you, Michele! It was great seeing you at OFFF. I love your photos! I hardly had a chance to see the beautiful yarn, fiber and goodies out on the lawn & visit with folks. Can’t get enough of Lorajean’s little Owen :) What a personality!