OFFF 2015, SuperMoonEclipse

Well, that was quite the weekend! Oregon Flock and Fiber Festival was wonderful, as always. I taught two classes on Friday: Athena Entrelac Cowl and Fern Lace Shawlette (sideways shawl construction). My students were all great, and they all got it. I’m looking forward to seeing pictures of their lovely finished projects someday.

I went back on Saturday and Sunday for shopping, hanging out, and general mayhem. Here’s a whirlwind tour:

OFFF 2015
The weather was perfect, sunny and cool enough to show off your favorite knitwear.

Lots of friends to catch up with:

Lorajean Kelley Knitted WitLorajean Kelley of Knitted Wit

3 Ms3 M’s: Me, Michelle, and Melissa in the Knitted Wit booth

Leigh Anne spinningLeigh Anne in the Carolina Homespun booth, trying to decide whether she should take up spinning

Twists and TurningsSari Peterson with her grands at her booth. Her DH makes beautiful spindles. Sari teaches spinning, and I think I may need some lessons! First to refine my spindle technique, and second to try a wheel. Not that I want one. Just curiosity about how they work. Honest. (Heading down the rabbit hole? Over to the Dark Side?)

Christina and laceChristina making lace on the lawn

LaurindaLaurinda Reddig, crocheter extraordinaire and fellow OFFF teacher

Cindy Fern ShawletteI love it when I see my designs in the wild. This is Cindy with her beaded Fern Lace Shawlette.

Jenkins WoodworkingBeautiful Turkish spindles in the Jenkins Woodworking booth

Some new things I fell in love with:

Francisco BautistaFrancisco Bautista’s beautiful hand dyed, hand woven rugs. Read more here.

young weaverHis son was weaving on Sunday.

Jodie McDougall lampworkJodie McDougall’s beautiful buttons.

Jodie McDougall cowgirl buttonI bought this single cowgirl button for a special project (how could I not, since I was wearing my cowgirl boots?). Jodie explained how she makes her buttons, and had samples to show the process. Gorgeous.

There were animals, of course. This is my favorite look.

pygora?Good hair day, or bad hair day?

The weekend was capped by the eclipse of the full harvest moon supermoon.

pdxknitterati supermoon harvest moon eclipse 2015
I took these with my point and shoot, which has the best zoom in my limited collection of two cameras. A little blurry, but I was really happy to get any pictures at all. These were taken from the new Tilikum Crossing bridge (I just realized I’ve been spelling it wrong. One L!) My kids and I had a delightful evening chasing the moon.

PIe Birds mimosasThe weekend was made complete by music and mimosas with friends.

How was your weekend? Did you go to OFFF? See the eclipse? Do tell!

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8 responses to “OFFF 2015, SuperMoonEclipse

  1. Michelle Villanti

    Hey-lovely pictures- you and that other Michelle and Melissa especially… 😉 One of the pictures I put in our field trip episode is one that I took on accident while getting ready to take an actual picture, but it ended up being a great picture of your shawl!! I think I’m a better accidental photographer than intentional !!

  2. Oh that sounds like a really fun weekend! And you got great shots of the moon too! 🙂

  3. Your pics make it almost like being there and since I was traveling I couldn’t so thanks for the thrill. Got home in time for the eclipse but though the Pearl Neighbors were walking all over asking ” can you find the moon?”, we didn’t get see it down here.

    • It was a great weekend; we had perfect weather! It was a little hazy on the horizon, and the moon was in full eclipse when it rose, so it was pretty hard to see it for a while. I was with my kids at the rooftop restaurant at the NInes when the moon rose. It was eclipsed (ha!) by the Moda sign. Very pale pink. The view from the bridge was great, and it was our first time on the new bridge, too!

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  4. Marni Newhouse

    Color me envious. Looks like so much fun. Great pictures of the moon. We saw it here in the Bay Area but my cameras didn’t zoom enough to get a good picture.

    • My iPhone is my usual camera, but I knew the zoom would never be able to get a decent moon picture, so it was back to my 12x zoom point & shoot. And lots of cropping!

      OFFF is my favorite fiber festival. So perfect, especially when the weather cooperates!

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