OFFF 2011, Sunday

Sunday’s weather wasn’t as good as Saturday’s. It poured. But fun is what you make it, right?

I found Jen (Hanks in the Hood) and Teri outside in the Andersen Fiber Works booth, trying to stay dry. Business was hopping despite the rain!

jen teri Note that Teri is wearing her just completed Zen Rain shawlette. Not even blocked yet, but so pretty!

Check out Jen’s cute hat. I saw more like these in the barn, and in team colors, too. They were next to SuDan Farm’s sheep, but I’m not sure if the hats were from them, too.

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I saw Shetland wool, on the hoof…

shetland

And a 10 day old lamb, hanging out with mom.

baby

It turns out that it’s twin lambs; I didn’t see the other behind her!

twins

These are actually St. Croix hair sheep, not wool sheep, from Dreamfield Farm. They are bred for their meat, and are fantastic bramble and weed eaters, but you won’t get wool from them. They never require shearing; they naturally shed their long hair in the summer. So cute!

I saw Deb Accuardi talking to Yvonne in the bunny barn. Do you need a bunny? Deb has a few that need homes. Yvonne is the creator of the Columbia Gorge Fiber Festival; mark your calendar for April 20-22, 2012!

So I didn’t really buy anything, because as you know I don’t stash. Much. And I felt so scattered this weekend that I couldn’t really settle down and look at things; I felt more like I was at a big party and wanted to chat up all my fiber friends! But I did get something, in a roundabout way. When I saw Karie (Silverpurl), I told her that my purple Passiflora tank fit her so much better than it fit me, and I wanted to give it to her. (We were in Amy Herzog’s Fit to Flatter class together.) She offered to trade me something for it, so this is what I chose from her booth.

pendant

It’s about the size of a dime, a little thicker, and so cute! I love it. Karie makes beautiful jewelry, shawl pins, and stitch markers. Check out her Etsy store! And the yarn under it is the last delivery from Knitted Wit’s Community Supported Yarn club. This merino/cashmere/nylon blend is actually much greener than the picture would have you believe, but I was exposing for the necklace rather than the green. It’s very pretty, and I have design plans for it, too. This of course means that it’s not stash, because it’s the next project!

What’s *your* next project? Mine is green!

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3 responses to “OFFF 2011, Sunday

  1. Love the green!!!! And ditto on Karie’s amazing jewelries. I was drooling the whole weekend. Not sure how I missed the twins. Glad to see them here. Thanks for the captivating photos. I was going to take a picture of Jen too in her adorable hat but got sidetracked. What a fabulous fibery fun weekend! Being the wrap-up of the year for me, it was well-worth the trip :D

  2. I think I have that same green – purchased at Sock Summit from Knitted Wit – I’ll be eager to see what you do with yours!

  3. It was good to see you — glad you had fun on Sunday too, even with the uncooperative weather!