A couple of weeks ago, a new friend told me she is starting a business selling yarn display shelves, and asked if I could help out at her booth. It was really interesting to be able to see a fair from behind the table instead of in front. I got a fantastic parade of hand knits passing by all day. Beautiful! And as I've heard many others say, knitters are just so nice!!
We got quite a bit of attention from several husbands who happened to be woodworkers too. They checked out the beautiful woods and dovetailing of Diamond Yarn Cubes.
I loved seeing the animals too. Angora goats or angora bunnies, take your pick! The bunnies were the cutest balls of fluff I've ever seen!
With Spinzilla coming up, I couldn't help but buy spinning fiber instead of yarn. I got my first batch of Bluefaced Leicester. BFL for those in the know. It took me a while to figure out what BFL meant, but I knew I loved the softness of the stuff! I also bought some Silk/Merino, and some silk cocoons to try out. And some stitch markers that look just like some the Yarn Harlot mentioned as favorites once. All this was from a lovely little shop call Lizard Toes, right across the way booth-wise from where I was helping.
I also couldn't go to a festival that had actual sheep and not buy some raw fleece. I kind of fell in love with some Cormo and brought it home. Look at the crimp and the sheen. It was from Lavender Hills Farm, in Maryland. I couldn't remember anything about how to select a fleece, so I just grabbed a chunk, and I'll find out later how well I did. Now for washing and dying!