Obviously, I saw some sheep.
|This one was particularly friendly|
And some alpaca
|Some with a lot of hair|
|Some who had already had a haircut|
|Happy Mother's Day to you, Mom.|
And a couple of nuns carrying some bags of fleece. (I should try to edit this picture so you see it better.)
|I was just totally surprised by the nuns.|
|And then I totally Kinneared her from behind. She's on the left. I should have just said hi and asked to look at her sweater. I'm a dork.|
|2 Silk Hankies (for a friend), silk cocoons, a wristaff, a shawlette pattern, green yarn to knit the shawlette, a skein of natural colored Coopworth wool, 2 skeins of undyed sock yarn, and 4 oz. of Border Leicester to spin on my drop spindle.|
|The green is a wool, cashmere, nylon blend, and it is so soft and shiny!|
|The colorway is "Roses"|
So, as far as my shopping went, I did okay.
I saw several beautiful niddy noddies, but they were all more than I wanted to spend. I saw three different wraps-per-inch tools, but I really only liked one of them. It was beautiful carved wood, and could be worn as a necklace. Truly, it was a work of art. But I wanted something less in the "work of art" price range. I just saw a wristaff the other day, so I added that to my list, next to the WPI tool. Somehow I missed that they could be used for yarn as well as roving, so I'm pretty excited! I didn't see any knitting T-shirts, and I bought the Border Leicester instead of BFL to spin (awesome price!) Also, the Color Affection shawl was not in the forefront of my mind, so I can't say I even looked for appropriate yarn.
Although not on my official list, I had it in the back of mind to look for some Coopworth to knit something up for Rhinebeck's Skein and Garment competition (it's this year's featured breed). I figured since I'm going, I may as well participate fully. I also had it on my mind to look for some cocoons, especially after a friend asked me to pick her up some silk hankies. (I do wish I had thought to pick up some hankies for myself!)
I had saved some money specifically to spend at this event, and only spent $10 above that (dipping into my Rhinebeck savings). I'm thrilled with all of my purchases, and can't wait to start knitting with them!
Today though, I started knitting a Bakersfield Shawl with handspun I won from a friend. Totally loving it!