Sedalia Spring Fiber Festival 2009

Yes, it took me more than a week to get around to blogging it.  You forgive me, because I have some cool stuff to share.  This fiber event is worth the drive for the setting alone, never mind the drool potential at the vendor booths. Look:

such a beautiful place

such a beautiful place

My daughter had a conversation with this baby angora goat.  You can see a video of it at youtube, or find it in my vodpod sidebar widget.

m-y-y-y last word, no m-i-n-e

m-y-y-y last word, no m-i-n-e

but, I’ll just embed it here, so you don’t have to go looking for it. hee hee!

I got snagged by the Serendipitous Ewe Chance sock yarn* colors, and ended up buying Bird of Paradise, Waterlily, Pumpkin Pie, and Tulip

*All subtle striping, and guaranteed not to pool. Info for Chance Sock Yarn: A Superwash sock yarn, with a little nylon for support,80% Superwash Merino Wool/20% Nylon,Approx. 420 yards,6–7 sts per inch,US size 1–3 needles.  Please go look at their pictures, because I haven’t taken any yet.  It’s lovely stuff.

At Wild Hare Fibers booth, I looked at Spinolution spinning wheels.  I like that they are made in the USA, and cleverly engineered.  If you look at the gallery page, the customizations add aesthetic value I mean, make ’em look so much more purtier.  This one belongs to Melissa, aka wildhare, and is a Mach 1 model. In the background is the Strauch Fiber Equipment booth.  I have their dbl finest motorized drum carder, and personally believe it is the best on the market.

gorgeous custom deco job

gorgeous custom deco job

This young lady is just learning how to treadle, and she is test spinning on a Bee travel wheel.

air spinning

air spinning

teaser: we stopped by a roadside attraction after the festival, see it next post.

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finally got this pic from Lily’s roomie

perky21.jpgThis is the duvet I made for Lily with Juliet and Kayla looking perky after move in in August. Our visit to ASC this past weekend was exhausting, and very reassuring. It’s a great school. Back to routine for me now. My husband says I have a blog now instead of a life. How can I tell him it only takes so much time because I have to learn everything, often more than once! I’m slow, but I’m short. Finally found something I like to do besides knit, and he thinks I should spend some time in company with my family! Sheeesh!