For the last two years, I’ve missed the Oregon Flock and Fiber Festival. Two years ago, my sister was rude enough to get married that weekend. Last year, my parents were horrible and made me go on an awesome trip to NYC with them. But this year, I was able to go again!
I loooove OFFF. The Canby fairgrounds get taken over by yarn, roving, tea, crafts, fiber animals, fancy soaps, etc. It’s my mecca. On Sat, I went with my parents and I easily exceeded my budget. Then, on Sunday my mom and I decided to go again. For no reason!! We didn’t need anything else! But we walked away with way more. I wish I’d taken a picture of our day 1 haul, but this is day 2.
In my defense, that is mostly my mom’s loot. Also in my defense, my day 2 goodies were my mom’s treat :)
Here’s everything I got from both days:
The large skeins are all Woobu from Blue Moon (60% merino, 20% bamboo sport weight)
<— I’m thinking this yellow golden goodness will become Demi. It’s the wrong weight but other people have done it! And I kind of NEED that sweater in this color.
I got merino/bamboo/silk roving from Woolgatherings. So pretty!! I made myself get a braid that had lots of different colors, since those scare me. But I love the forum thread on Ravelry called spun to finished and it made me realize those yarns can turn out looking great! So I’m gonna try it out. Look at all the pretty colors:
I also got a fun 5 oz mixed bag of purple roving from Chameleon Colorworks. Most of it is merino and a couple colors are merino silk. (I can’t seem to resist purple)
AND! There was an awesome bag kit sold by GillianBags. It folds up like a purse for carrying it around, but you can also open it up and it becomes like a fabric basket!
Sidenote: I need more knitter friends. I was trying to describe this bag to my friend Becca and she goes, why do you need a project bag? I said, to carry my projects around? And she said, why do you need to carry your projects around?
This is who I have to deal with. People who don’t understand I need to carry my knitting around. I have 2 large project bags so I bought the mini pattern. Excited to sew it up!