Blogging the CT Sheep Festival

Today was the 99th annual CT Sheep Breeder’s Association Sheep, Wool, and Fiber Festival. I had a blast. It’s not nearly as big as Rhinebeck, but it has all the requisite features of a good event.

AFBC (Assorted Fiber Bearing Creatures)

RRGF (Really Really Good Food)

FR (Fellow Ravelers)

VLFP (Various Local Fiber Producers) (not pictured)

Also not pictured is the fleece sale, the Sheep to Shawl competition, and the sheep dog trials. I know, Bad Blogger. Next year, I promise.

The great thing about this particular event is that the crowds are minimal, so you can get into the various booths without having to elbow your way in and actually see what the vendors are offering for sale. Also, you can maneuver a stroller without people glaring or rolling their eyes at you. In fact, people actually smile at your children which is generally more pleasant for everyone.

Anyway, I picked up my TAS this morning and we all headed up.

We grabbed an early lunch (since we all skipped breakfast)

and a good time was had by all.

Pretty much.

Did you go to the CT Sheep & Wool festival? Did you have a good time? Did you score anything awesome? I know that Divine Bird got some incredible fiber for spinning. Anyone else?

9 thoughts on “Blogging the CT Sheep Festival

  1. I got yummy stuff too – tencel roving, silk hankies to spin and a wonderful combination of the Knitspot Gust pattern and hand dyed yarn to make it with. It was a great day!

  2. Dude, you don’t even KNOW how awesome that fiber is. I ended up with a Golding Ring spindle, too…and then some vivid yellow and vivid ORANGE mohair. Oh man. Awesome. I’m spinning that green now and I’ve got about 2/3 of a bobbin at this point. It’s gonna last me FOREVER. :D

    So nice to meet you face-to-face!!

  3. I was so excited to go, I woke everyone up early and we were there for 9am. By 12:30, everyone was pretty spent. I looked for you (I think everyone was just starting to gather at that point) and was really disappointed that I didn’t get to see you. I did manage to leave with 2 new spindles 20 oz of spinning fiber, 2 skeins of cormo (to add to a collection), and a very long wish list.

  4. Cute pictures (except for that bowl of whatever it was soup. Not cute. Sounds like you had a great day! Why was there a rabbit at a wool and fiber festival?

  5. It was great meeting you! I bought a few ounces of roving from Long Ridge Farms and am looking forward to learning more about natural dyeing!!

  6. It was great to meet you, Jen! CT has definitely moved onto my “festivals to catch if I possibly can” list.

  7. Hey Jen, it was fun meeting you and your kids, who also looked cute in their sweaters! See you around Ravelry!

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