July 23rd, 2008

happy worker

Lambtown and that big knitting post.

We just stared trying to figure out which end was front.  Yes, the face was ultimately visible.First let me share with you this photo of a Giant Angora tribble, I mean rabbit, being groomed. They had all sorts of very fluffy rabbits on display at Lambtown. I got to feel one of these guys, and it was incredibly soft, but there was so much hair I couldn't get a solid feel of the body.

Yah, we left for Lambtown at 9 AM Saturday, and didn't head home until 5 PM. Luckily we didn't spend all that time buying yarn. I did find some handpainted fingering yarn from Royale Hare, which I'd almost bought at Stitches West when I saw the pretty green and brown colorway named after redwoods. 100 g of that, and 100 g of some undyed worsted yarn, because I wanted to try dyeing something that had a little bit of grey, natural color.

Man, if I were into spinning, I could have really gone to town buying wool and roving and whatever else they call the stuff you use to spin yarn. One booth had packets with different coordinated colors of fiber and sparkley things you could spin in. I think this is a craft to take up once I have bought a house, and have room for a spinning wheel, a stash of wool, and a stash of the yarn that I spin from it.

There was a sheep to shawl competition, a spinning competition, sheep shearing, and sheep dog trials. We went to the sheep dog rink twice, with a few hours in between, so we got to see some amazing sheepdogs who could make the sheep go right through the gates and could easily separate one from the herd, and we saw some sheep dogs who preferred to chase the sheep around for their own amusement rather than obeying their owners' commands.

The "Freedom Fries" booth was back again this year. And I got a gigantic snowcone. Mmm, can't decide which other photos to post, so you can see the rest of them if you follow this link.

So, um, yeah, knitting projects that have been done for a few weeks:

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