Monday, September 26, 2011

Oregon Flock and Fiber Festival

once again the yearly pilgrimage to Canby for the OFFF.  this year i woke up to a beautiful sunny saturday and felt very very happy that i did not have to get up at dawn, drive an hour and spend the rest of the day selling fiber!  (can you tell i'm feeling content in retirement... and perhaps a bit smug??)  I spent the day with my grandkids while their parents spent the day in a booth at the fair.  late afternoon we all went to a bbq and celebration of the autumnal equinox.  huge crowd of people and loaded tables of food.  there was a labyrinth which the kids enjoyed.... esp. when they got to the middle and found a supply of bubble blowing stuff!  i reconnected with some local folks i hadn't seen in a very long time, enjoyed meeting some women who had been to OFFF earlier in the day, and promised i'd show up at the monthly craft night at the library where spinners and knitters meet.

and then on sunday it was one of those typical fall days around here... first a short period of sunny, followed by drenching rain.. repeating itself thru the day.  not the best kind of day for an outside fiber booth, about which Chris commented that it was the last time he'd have a booth OUTSIDE at OFFF!  luckily he had sides for the booth that he put up and took down thruout the day.  not all outside vendors were so fortunate.  anyway, i took the kids and went there about noon, did lots of browsing, seeing a lot of people who i love, dashing into one of the buildings when the pouring rains came, did a minimum of actual buying.  i left there feeling very happy that Kate and Chris have taken over my business, and extremely proud of what their creativity and dedication has done for Woolgatherings!!

this is my stash enhancement ~  beautiful bright dyed silk cocoons (a gift from Janis Thompson of Dye Lots), a bump of alpaca roving (25% off sale), a braid of Woolgatherings polworth/silk that i've been dying to try, and a bundle of merino/bamboo top from Knitted Wit in a soft and shiny lavendar... yummy!  the button and beads in the top photo were from a new vendor i found inside the main building (where i was during one of the downpours)


goatldi said...

Loverly buttons and fiber. Nice to know the transition is going smoothly and staying in the family.

Sandy said...

thanks, Terry. makes me happy to see woolgatherings carried on in the family!

how's it going with selling the farm?

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