sheep show

CT Sheep & Wool 2010

This was our fourth year at this festival, and it was still awesome.

CT S&W

Evidently I was in a purpley sort of mood today.

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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?

Knitting

Some Progress…

…is being made in the realm of knitting. Here is the Booga Bag.

Here is a shopping bag.

They are coming along nicely.

Saturday was the CT Sheep and Wool Festival, hosted by the CT Sheep Breeders Association. I took the boys up and we all had a grand time. Here is I-5 posing with the UConn Flock–all there to receive their springtime hair cuts.

There were dozens of vendors selling everything from fleeces to yarns and everything in between so the shopping was pretty good. I scored some loot.

And so did the boys.



There were workshops and many, many more fiber-bearing creatures were on display or for sale. Isaac’s favorites were these.

I liked these.

They also had sheep dog trials and demos and Ox cart rides

(another favorite of Isaac’s).

There was Celtic music and food (lamb, of course) and people knitting in the pavilion outside, or trying out their new drop spindles at lunch. And spinners. I almost forgot the spinners, as if that were possible. The place was lousy with spinners. It was awesome. I can’t wait for Rhinebeck.