It came; it went! The weather was perfect at the Oregon Flock and Fiber Festival last weekend.
On Saturday, I taught my braided wristlets class. A lot of fun in such a small piece of knitting!
Sunday was my play day. Here’s my small haul, which I’ll explain as we go. Picture does not include the sheep cheese and goat cheese; they’re in the fridge. Or the tea.
That little wooden yarn ball? It’s really a needle minder, but I bought it to use as a shawl pin. It’s magnetic, so it doesn’t poke through my shawl. It worked great on my stockinette based shawl. I bought it from Maria, A Needle Runs Through It. I bought one of her needle minders for my bead tin last year. Very handy.
Speaking of my bead tin, I’m upping my game with this tin from Miss Purl. It goes with my sock monkey tool bag.
It’s all set up with my other needle minder.
Raya at Blissful Knits had this cute mini bar setup. I bought a couple minis to swatch with.
Such happy colors!
I bought this sparkly fingering weight gradient from Stephania at Three Fates Yarn. Just because I liked it.
And I loved the cheery color pops on this Aran weight yarn from Lorajean at Knitted Wit. Colorway is called Macaron. Yum! I’ve knit with Lorajean’s Aran before, my long Snowy Woods Cowl, and I love how “chewy” it feels to knit with. This will be a quick hat for someone, I think. Or a short cowl. Or…
I was pleased to see Andy Hayes of Plum Deluxe. This was his first OFFF. I love his teas, and was running low on my favorite, so I bought it (Oregon Breakfast Tea) plus two more. The strawberry Earl Grey is fantastic.
I visited the exhibit hall, and saw two very impressive blankets. This one has wool from 30 breeds.
And here’s the key.
This blanket is a little more fanciful.
Anna took my Fern Shawlette class last year, and entered it in the exhibition this year. She did a very lovely job.
Back out to the lawn!
Tami (right) was helping out at Stacey’s booth, Fierce Fibers (formerly Thoroughly Thwacked). Tami was spinning from the fiber around her neck. Nice!
Stacey has been playing with gradients. These laceweight cakes are lovely. They’re actually all the same, just wound inside out or outside in. It really makes a difference in how you see them.
I noticed the Aloha Shawlette that Sharon Spence (StitchJones) knit, hanging in the booth. I originally designed this using Sharon’s yarn. It all goes around!
I loved this chicken spinning wheel.
These handmade brooms by Squire Brooms were quite a hit. Kirby is watching her broom being made, and she even got to help with the sewing.
Ready to ride! Or sweep…
The Turkish spindles from Jenkins Woodworking are always gorgeous.
And what’s a trip to OFFF without a trip to the barn?
Icelandic wool on the hoof. Let’s bang out another sweater!
Alpacas, Suri and huacaya.
Whew! So much fun. And now I’m off to teach at the Sheeper than Therapy Retreat in Three Rivers, CA.
Catch you on the other side!