there was fiber there in every conceivable stage of fiber-ness, all in it's wonderfully-wooly glory!
and the colors, oh my goodness! so many gifted dyers, it can take your breath away!
they had at least three barns devoted to animals, and oh how sweet were they?!? it almost made me want to run away and start my own alpaca farm!
we even got to witness a sheep shearing!
before i left home i told myself i wasn't starting any new hobbies this weekend (my main concern being that i would be swept up in a spinning-frenzy and do something rash, but once i was there i also found myself wooed by the needle felters and the rug hookers...) but i did manage to find a couple little somethings to feed my current hobby quite nicely.
on the left is a skein of scrumptious (to borrow an adjective from cmv) 100% alpaca yarn from the enchanted meadows alpaca and goat farm. and the roving and skein on the right are for a kit to make a thrummed hat from vantastic designs (i couldn't find a link to the hat pattern anywhere online).
all in all i would have to say that my first sheep & wool fest was a smashing success and the perfect way to spend a saturday!