Back home from BSG
Fiber fairs are always fun - they take a bit of work (from the vendor side of things) but once the set up is done, the FUN begins! I thought that you might enjoy this pictoral review (there's alot of them) of last weekend's events at Black Sheep Gathering:
There was some sock knitting on the way there - I had 5 wonderful hours to just sit and knit - grins -
I finished up my 'Wild Thing' sock in the Chevron pattern, and got started on the sock knit with Midnight Hour colorway - I'm just loving this one.
It's amazing to know that 3 entire buildings go from this:
to this (and there will soon be more photos of our booth posted on our website):
Nancy Finn (of Chasing Rainbows fame) graciously stopped by to help us. Set up took about 6 hours from start to finish. Thank you Nancy - especially for your patience for how long it took to finally have dinner that night (grins)
Throughout the 3 buildings,and also outside, there was fiber/yarn/books/wheels and in a fourth building the animals baa and bleat. Here's a few pictures of some other vendor booths and their clever displays.
A delightful time was had every evening, after the show. Friends from all over gathered by the RV's, sharing drinks and food. It was a weekend-long-potluck! Spinning and laughing until the wee hours of the morning.
I was able to snag a photo of Cheryl (our main spinner for the Sock Hop Yarn) . She's the one behind the sunglasses! We were toasting the fun of finally meeting in person! (imagine that !) Her wheel was flying all weekend long, (as was mine) creating some new Sock Hop Yarn to sell.
It seems that it was a weekend of many gifts - one of the lovelies that I received was this set of over-sized hand blown knitting needles, from our friends Sheila and Michael Ernst. Thank you - I just love them!!
We sell their glass knitting needles and buttons, and they also have their own website. They make some amazing orafice hooks, buttons, and lots of other gorgeous glass items. Hop on over and check them out!
Beki (pictured spinning by the RV on a drop spindle) gifted me with some sweet hand made sock knitting needle protectors - sorry, no photo yet - thank you so much Beki! They saved the day on the ride home.
At the end of the weekend, most of the booths looked like this (almost empty!!)
We took the booth down in 104 degree heat (phew) - it took a bit longer than usual, since we had to stop for water breaks - we arrived home around 12:30 am, and flopped our happy weary bones into bed. The dye pots are already cookin' up some new batches of fiber, here at Crown Mountain Farms, and the wheel is spinnin' along with Sock Hop yarn.
Thank you to all our wonderful customers and friends - we had a blast!!