Home from Shepherd’s Harvest, and I made it without buying two fleeces like last year. I held myself to a mere one and a half. heh!
The point of a fiber festival is the fiber. I made a study of the fleeces for judging and captured shots of quite a few - you can see them here if you want to look at the wide variety with breeds labeled.
The bunnies were also well represented. A photo spread of the surprising number of Angora-type rabbits is here. I’m not sure who these two are, other than cute.
But the best reason to go to fiber fests is to see friends, and I saw many. One standout is Catherine Friend (yes, that’s right), author of the newly released Sheepish: Two women, fifty sheep, and Enough Wool to Save the Planet. Her previously published Hit by a Farm and The Compassionate Carnivore have been well received, and HBAF is downright funny, so I am looking forward to digging into this one.
But my BFF (Best Fiber Friend) for the weekend was Kimberly, who agreed to go halvesies on this gorgeous gun-metal gray Romney fleece. At first we were bidding against each other, but an armistice was reached and now we have a solid alliance.
I hope any of your negotiations this coming week go equally well.