Sheared Bliss


Fiberful Weekend

Well, I seem to be about two weeks behind on everything in my life right now so I guess it’s fitting that I’m writing about the Estes Park Wool Market about a week and a half after it happened.  So, two weekends ago I went up to drool over the fluffy things with Ms. Celery, CoworkerA, and NurseA (who’s in my fiber arts group).  As usual, there were many fluffy animals.

There was also much fluffy shopping goodness and some of it came home with me.

Sheep Tape Measure from Lantern Moon

Frabjous Fibers’ Black Diamond Bamboorino Top in Redwood Forest from Susan’s Fiber Shop

Neuquen organic merino wool yarn in green/gray colorway from Textiles A Mano

The tape measure and roving were birthday presents from CodeMonkey and the yarn was a birthday present from my Busia.  Thanks, you two!

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Estes Park Wool Market
June 14, 2009, 9:47 pm
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Today NurseK and I headed to Estes Park for the annual Wool Market where we met up with YogiK.

YogiK and NurseK bond with an alpaca.

It was a beautiful day and we got to see tons of fiber animals as well as some wonderful fiber, yarn, and other beautiful things for sale.  I could talk more about it, but let’s be honest, y’all just want to see gratuitous shots of cute animals, right?  Of course right.  On to the cuteness!

There were llamas . . .

There were llamas . . .

 

. . . and alpacas . . .

. . . and alpacas . . .

 

. . . and vicunas . . .

. . . and vicunas . . .

 

. . . and yaks . . .

. . . and yaks . . .

 

. . . and bunnies . . .

. . . and bunnies . . .

 

. . . and goats . . .

. . . and goats . . .

 

. . . and sheep . . .

. . . and sheep . . .

 

. . . man were there sheep . . .

. . . man were there sheep . . .

 

. . . lots and lots of sheep . . .

. . . lots and lots of sheep . . .

 

. . . you never saw so many sheep!

. . . you never saw so many different kinds of sheep!

 

This little fellow wanted to come home with me.

This little fellow wanted to come home with me.

 

Look how friendly he is!  Only $200!  Practically a bargain!  They only get to be about 50 pounds.  If we put a collar on it and tell everyone its a dog . . .  Yeah, CodeMonkey didnt buy that either.

Look how friendly he is! And at just $200 he's practically a bargain! They only get to be about 50 pounds. If we put a collar on it and tell everyone it's a dog . . . Yeah, CodeMonkey didn't buy that either.

 

So I didn’t come home with a sheep, but I did come home with a pretty nice little haul.

Thats May/June 2008 lace issue of Piecework, 2 ounces of bombyx silk in shades of purple, some Yarn Place Gentle cashmere/merino laceweight in a lovely rose color, and 4 ounces of bamboo/nylon/merino in turquoise, brown, green, and purple.

That's May/June 2008 lace issue of Piecework, 2 ounces of bombyx silk in "Iris", 50 grams of Yarn Place's "Gentle" cashmere/merino laceweight in a lovely rose color, and 4 ounces of bamboo/nylon/merino in "Dragonfly".

It was a great day, despite the whole not bringing a sheep home thing . . . 
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