Sunday, September 28, 2008


Oregon Flock and Fiber Festival
Sept 27th, 2008

Canby, Oregon

The Gang: (seated) Elaine, Pat, Peggy (giving Jessica a hug), the other Peggy, Jerri w/ the Hot Lips Strawberry soda and Rebecca took the photo ~ 6 of us in one van, 4 hours down, 4 hours to enjoy the event, 4 hours back, that was the plan. It would have worked too, except for the wreck on the north side of the bridge between Portland and Vancouver, the car fire at the Tacoma dome (northbound lanes) and the need to stop now and then for caffeine and potty breaks.

Peggy found some white Jacob Alpaca DK weight
from Toots LeBlanc & Co

1 Pound of roving (white Targhee-Rambouillet-Merino mix)
from a lovely woman who's name we cannot remember.

and some Lisa Souza Hardtwist Petite sock yarn in 'Emerald City'.
Rebecca went looking for some Dorset fiber but found the
Horned Dorset Ram instead. Handsome fellow.

The young owner wasn't selling the fiber she had on display
but she did offer a little bit of it as a sample,
and took our names for the future.

Because the Dorset was scarce,
Icelandic from DeMoss Mtn Meadow Ranch
seemed a sensible alternative,

some Lisa Souza Hardtwist sock yarn in 'Olive Tones',
and from Great Balls of Fiber (Sarah Anderson)
9oz of Yak Merino (50/50)
Closing with the obligatory lamb photo.


Carrie said...

Aww, it looks like it was a great time! Good score on the yak and merino. I haven't seen that combo yet. And what sweet little lambs =)

vanessa said...

color me emerald city :-)

Ryan said...

Sorry I missed you guys down there! I did hook up with Elaine for a while, though, which was faboo. Will try to post about my "finds" on my blog tomorrow.

twinsetellen said...

Based on the happy lamb pictures, I am assuming the wrecks and car fires didn't directly involve you. Sounds like it was hoot! And great fiber, to boot! (Say that out loud, I dare you.)