Monday, April 28, 2008

Fiber filled weekend!

Howdy Knittah!

Long time, no see, eh? We've missed you! Things have been very busy around here, since here is no longer Buffalo, NY. We've moved to New England, and life has been sort of crazy because of that. Well.. Actually, life has been kind of boring for me, because everyone has been too busy to take me anyplace interesting, but that changed this weekend!

Saturday was the 21st Annual Sheepshearing Festival at Gore Place. As you might expect, there were all sorts of fun things going on..

For a festival about sheep, there were a lot of other animals too.

I also got to see an old spinning wheel, a metalworker, some singing, some dancing, some people in funny costumes, and of course, a bit of yarn.

That would have been enough fun for one weekend, but instead, we got to take a road trip the next day, out to Northampton, MA. It's very cute on its own, and of course WEBS is there.. but this Sunday, the Yarn Harlot was there too!

Here I am out in front of WEBS. It's not particularly impressive looking from the outside, but once you get indoors, it's amazing.

It was pretty crowded, but it was fun admiring everyone's knitwear, and meeting new people. Here I am with my new friend Alex, as we waited in line to have Stephanie sign our books. For those who haven't been there, this is the warehouse in the back of the store. Some bags of yarn kept falling down on us, I think they wanted to come home with us, but there wouldn't have been enough room in the car for all of them.

After chatting with Stephanie and having our books signed, we walked over to the Calvin Theatre to make sure we got good seats. If you look really closely at the first crowd photo that Stephanie posted, you can just see us above the sock! Here's how it looked from our end:

All together, it was a great weekend - too bad they can't all be that fun!

1 comment:

Knittah said...

Hi Not So Swatchy!!!!! The stalking of Yarn Harlot by Swatchys continues. You did an excellent job of taking photos. And to be able to attend a fiber festival, WEBS and the Yarn Harlot in one weekend sounds like happy overload!