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Road Trippin’

Posted on: November 11, 2008

Last weekend I embarked on a field trip with Lisa (kneeling), Mel (kneeling), Christi (left), Hannah, and Kate (right) to the 20th anniversary of the Kid n Ewe… and Llamas Too fiber festival in Boerne, Texas.

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Group photo

 

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Our cabin at Camp Eagle Fart

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The booth where many a knitter fell down – credit card in hand.  Ironically, I did not.

I did, however, come home with a few lovelies for myself — all of which were raised and produced right here in the great state of Texas.

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450 yards of the softest alpaca yarn — ever.  I’m really beginning to think that alpaca is my favorite fiber.

 

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I also got 1 skein of yarn from the Plain and Fancy Sheep and Wool Company in the “Heather’s” colorway.

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This here is 2 oz of 100% llama fiber.  Because, you know, I have delusions of grandeur and I believe that I’ll be able to spin this.  OOH!  And also, check out the gorgeous drop spindle I bought from one of the yarn shops on the way home.  It’s a cascade spindle – Shuksan, I believe.  I don’t care what it’s called.  I call it pretty.

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And these two batches of fiber were purchased from Yarnorama on the way home.  Well, I already had the green one from a previous trip to the shop, but the blue one is new.  Both are from Louet, merino + silk.  I’m hoping that I’ll be able to spin these up and possibly ply them together.  Again… in come the delusions of grandeur.

Needless to say, a good time was had by all. I think this image about sums it up.

kate

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2 Responses to "Road Trippin’"

Camp Eagle Fart? There’s GOT to be a story behind that.

Alpaca rules. Plain & Fancy almost sucked me in at SAFF. If I had found the “perfect” pink for HSH’s hoodie in their inventory, I would have honestly dropped a bundle — their yarns are fabulous.

Those Louett fibers are BEAUTIFUL!

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