Sunday, April 19, 2009

Cumberland County's Second Fiber Festival

(Here's the post from the 1st one.)

I let my girls play hooky from school so I could go to the Cumberland County 2nd Annual Fiber Festival this past Friday. Unlike last year, this year they were able to sell items - so of course I was super jazzed about bringing home loads of good stuff. Well....there wasn't a whole lot of difference from last year's displays (I missed the bobbin lace ladies this year- that's so cool to see) but I feel this is just going to get bigger and better as the years go on. It's still building upon people even knowing about it and I think the organizers knew having it just on a Friday was going to be tough on vendor's as well as visitors. I've already heard 2010's will be on a Saturday so that's good news.

Here's some Tamari balls...

Some items from another yarn shop...
I wish I could've gotten to speak to the ladies spinning. I was there pretty early in the day and they were just bombarded with people around them the whole time we were there. It was still fun to watch them. It puts me in a trance....
Here's my Mascot:

Is that cool or what? Just call me Oscar most days. I'm Mrs. Grumpy to the max anymore....

I wanted to smuggle this sheep out of there, he was soooo soft and snuggly. But I don't think they would've let me..

I left the event spending only $13 on yarn and $18 on a shawl ornament for my Mom. I wish there had been more yarn for sale! The pickings were so slim we actually made a yarn shop run right after leaving there! I had to get a better "fix" I suppose. That made me a little sad, but still, seeing all the beautiful items, learning about other forms of fiber arts, talking to people...it's still loads of fun. I may look up the embroidery guild here in town to see about classes one day....the ladies there were very supportive and encouraging! I kept saying how bad my eyes were and they all pulled out their "magnifiers" to show me I'm certainly not alone! That gave me some hope.
Happy Knitting!

4 comments:

Jane said...

Some lovely things here. It's always fun to see what others are up to.

Nat Red Knits said...

Oh you lucky girl!!! I wish I could have gone :( Was it in Crossville again? Did I ever tell you I went to school there in 3rd grade??

I love those Tamari Balls they remind me of Ojo de Dios. Very cool! I love that lamb too...where can I get one ;)

Anna said...

Glad you had a good time. Sometimes I wish Maryland Sheep & Wool was a bit smaller. That's major sensory overload!

--Anna
Diary of an Eccentric

Dawn said...

Yes Jeanne! It's in Crossville! The Yarn Patch is a sponsor and I LOVE that store. They're the ones who had the Lamb! I wish I would've grabbed it! LOL!

I know what you mean Anna, I don't go to SAFF in North Carolina because it's just too big and intimidating (and I wouldn't have enough MONEY! LOL!). I don't think my legs could last one day!..Richard would have to carry me out of there! ;O)