Sunday, June 20, 2010

Black Sheep Gathering

Left last Thursday for Eugene for the Black Sheep Gathering. This year took no classes, just hung out and had fun visiting and watching sheep & goat judging. I did a little spending but very little since I don't need anything. My fun find of the weekend was the water bottle holder out of neoprene with the embroidered spinning wheel on it. I bought some SporFarm shetland/merino in 2 shades of green (sorry she has no website to link to). I have no business buying any fiber but I love her heathery tons and the greens called to me - bought one 8 oz bag of each Friday and had to go back and buy one more of each on Saturday. Bought a shawl pattern, some Barmaids Lo-Lo Bars and forgot to add to the picture one of the Debra's Garden needle gauges that I'm going to make a necklace out of. Oh, and the fun skein of sock yarn was a door prize at the Barmaids booth - whoo-hoo!

Very exciting goings on in the gallery. Fellow guild member, Kathy Coolidge won the Black Sheep Cup for her handspun, handwoven Navaho rug - huge honor! Here's a picture of it - isn't it grand? I don't have pictures of friend Karen's ribbon winning felted items but she's got pix up on her blog - she does incredible needlefelting.

1 comment:

  1. I had a great time at the BSG. I took my friend with me, it was her first time, and it made it even more fun to watch her. I have always spun on a wheel, but she got me to try on a spindle and I fell in love. I ended up buying a Jenkins turkish spindle and I haven't knitted a stitch since I got it. I have been spinning like crazy.

    That rug is beautiful! I look forward to looking at your rovings in your Etsy shop.


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