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:
The weather was perfect, sunny and cool enough to show off your favorite knitwear.
Lots of friends to catch up with:
Lorajean Kelley of Knitted Wit
3 M’s: Me, Michelle, and Melissa in the Knitted Wit booth
Leigh Anne in the Carolina Homespun booth, trying to decide whether she should take up spinning
Sari 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 making lace on the lawn
Laurinda Reddig, crocheter extraordinaire and fellow OFFF teacher
I love it when I see my designs in the wild. This is Cindy with her beaded Fern Lace Shawlette.
Beautiful Turkish spindles in the Jenkins Woodworking booth
Some new things I fell in love with:
Francisco Bautista’s beautiful hand dyed, hand woven rugs. Read more here.
His son was weaving on Sunday.
Jodie McDougall’s beautiful buttons.
I 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.
Good hair day, or bad hair day?
The weekend was capped by the eclipse of the full harvest moon supermoon.
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.
The weekend was made complete by music and mimosas with friends.
How was your weekend? Did you go to OFFF? See the eclipse? Do tell!