Monday

[vermont] Vermont Sheep and Wool Festival

Spent this past weekend at the Vermont Sheep and Wool Festival. I took an all-day weaving class on Friday and did my shopping/visiting on Saturday. So many fun things to see...

Yarn:

Yarn yarn yarn yarn yarn

Soap:

Homemade soap

Needle-felted dragon:

Needle-felted dragon mat

Knit flowers:

Knit flowers at a vendor's booth.

The highlight for me was the Sheep Breeds: A World of Difference exhibit by John Crane. So amazing to go up and down and see/touch 71 sheep breeds' wool- raw fleece, spun yarn and knit sample:

Sheep Breeds: A World of Difference

Sheep Breeds: A World of Difference

Sheep Breeds: A World of Difference

Sheep Breeds: A World of Difference

Sheep Breeds: A World of Difference

Sheep Breeds: A World of Difference

It was so impressive.

And I saw the cutest needle-felted items. 

BB8:

BB8

A porg:

Porg

They are on the same little mat- this is the porg's reaction to seeing BB8. I'm so impressed by the needle-felting entered into this festival every year.

Speaking of needle-felting, I did get a kit from The Spinning Studio. I've got to give it a try... Picked up lots of soap. Some skeins of yarn. Only one 4oz bag of fiber to spin. Buttons. Hand lotion. 

I didn't end up swapping as many stitch markers as I thought I would. I'll just keep the ones I made until next year. And use some, too. I just realized I should use my red skull stitch marker while watching Captain America: The First Avenger.

Great festival- can't wait for next year!

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