Saturday, Sept 22nd, came in bright and shiny, if a tad cool. The weather just got better during the day, never too hot but hot enough to burn off the heavy dew and allow us to leave our sweaters in camp.
Shopping at OFFF is something of a contact sport ~ the event officially opens at 9:00am but the crowd gets there at 8:00, growing by at least 300% by 9. You can't walk fast from one booth to the next ~ it's more like swimming upstream, gradually insinuating yourself into the actual environs of the booth of choice while about 25 other shoppers are attempting the same thing. In short, OFFF is very like every other fabulous fiber festival and it's all good.
Well, most of it is good. We get there early so some other knitter or spinner doesn't buy 'our' stuff, and unfortunately sometimes we're not early enough and we see someone carrying off the exact thing that we wanted. Darn!
|Michelle LeBlanc of Toots LeBlanc, purveyors of fine and rare yarns.|
|Sheila & Michael Ernst, makers of awesome glass needles, buttons and more.|
|Cheryl Newhouse of NewHue Handspuns|
|Lisa of Dicentra|
other peoples money!
Maybe next year.