Massachusetts Sheep & Wool…

…was wonderful – a beautiful day, great friends, fun all around. I finally managed to drag my *ss out of bed and get there around noon. Thankfully, there was still a bit of fiber left ;o)

I ran into the gang of usual suspects at the Bosworth booth where Claudia was picking up a very special spindle. (Unfortunately in the confusion of hello’s I didn’t get a chance to introduce myself to her or check out her new toy).  There was a bit of wandering (with lunch in between) where I picked up this:

Cotton Candy…?

…and this:

Foxfire Fiber

 Cashmere and silk from Foxfire Fibers

 …and then I hit the Spunky booth:

Spunky Eclectic

One of those skeins (the one on the Right) was a gift for me from Cynthia! (Thanks again, Cyn!) Funny thing is – I bought myself the same colorway in a different wool blend.  Frightening, isn’t it? ;o))

THEN…I went into the fleece sale.  This is what followed me out:

Clover

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 …she insisted.  Especially when someone stuck their hand in the bag while I was looking at her and stated it was a ‘beautiful fleece’.  She practically jumped into my arms at that point, I swear! ;o)  She is a Merino, her name is ‘Clover’, she was raised in Pittsfield (amazing, no?), weighs 5 lbs and will be sent out for processing.  Steve (the Coopworth) taught me that there are limits to what I can do (that and Cate suggested it.  Whatever Cate suggests you do when it comes to wool, you do.)  ;o)

Speaking of Steve, she got dropped off at a processor on Saturday.  I’m not sure how long it’ll take to get her back but at this point I don’t care as long as I don’t have to wash any more wool.  Seriously.

Finally, we have this batt who had called to me earlier in the day but the vendor was too busy:

mmmm….watermelon…

 After all that was the blegger at Cate’s which was lots of fun – however, I was so burnt out at that point I’m afraid I wasn’t very social…AND I forgot to take any pictures!  Complete camnesia.  Doh!

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27 thoughts on “Massachusetts Sheep & Wool…

  1. You know, that haul looks so much smaller in person ;) Maybe you didn’t buy that much after all?

    Clover looks just a purty in pictures as in real life, too.

  2. Sorry I missed you at this festival. I went early and left early. It was a great little fair though and I will be going back next year. You got some good stuff!

  3. Ooooh nice purchases! It was great seeing you at the blegger. I’m glad I’m not the only one who had camnesia there. I managed a few photos at the festival but not a one at the blegger.

  4. Manise says:

    Nice haul including the fleece. Now I realize what I forgot to buy- a Spunky sheepy mug to replace the one that I broke. And one of the watermelon batts should have also come home with me. What was I thinking? :-) I had fun hanging out with you- and for the record you were social!

  5. Fleece should definitely be processed imho, but then I don’t even spin. Lovely haul of fibers. The watermelon fiber is just gorgeous.

  6. After giving myself 24 hours to recover, I have to say, I’m shocked! Totally speechless! But I guess with 4 wheels, you need a lot of fiber ;-)

  7. I wish I could have made it but we were having bunny issues. It looks you had a great day and brought home lots of fun goodies!

  8. Whoa! Look at that haul!!

    I swear you are going to convert me to spinning before too long.

    I love those batts – and that Merino. Wow. Cannot wait to see what you spin out of all those lovelies.

  9. Oh man! I didn’t know you were going! I was there all day with the gang.

    I really do need to add you to my bloglines. Doing so now. Love the haul!

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