This last weekend was the Oregon Flock and Fiber Festival, also known as OFFF. It was a blast! Sue, Maria, and I went on Sunday morning to make sure we were able to make it in time for the parking lot fleece sale. They scored some awesome bags of wool. I have been on a ‘pre-done’ kick lately. Not too much into the washing and drying, picking and carding of the fleeces right now.
I started my shopping spree with 3 oz of hot fuchsia Bamboo/Merino. It was so gorgeous, displayed like a silk scarf calling my name. 40% Bamboo, 60% Merino and oh so beautiful. I have already started to spin it up. Two ply, maybe a DK weight. . .or fingering.
The next find we found was Sporfarm. Our all time come back to fiber. Wonderfully soft and fluffy batts were waiting for us. We each got teal carded black Shetland and Fine wool blends, I also got a purple and black blend.
In a tent just beyond the buildings was Abstract Fiber where I found an old favorite. Mossy Rock and Smith Rock. What is it with me and the rocks? I bought the Autumnal Smith Rock for myself, a lovely sprinkling of Alpaca, Merino, and Silk; an absolute dream to spin! Maria bought Mossy Rock, reminds us of a forest with green leaves and brown bark. When I unloaded my newly formed stash at home, I discovered that I had both of these colors already spun into beautiful hanks of home spun. Go figure. ^_^
After that we ventured outside where we were bathed in the warmest water and scrubbed our hands in a salty mixture scented with Pumpkin Spice. This dangerous rub was from a mystical place called Bar-Maid’s. I of course bought some of their Euro Salt along with a Lo-Lo Bar. Yum!
Onto the next fibery find was a beautiful sock roving. A braid of Merino, a dash of Bamboo, and a hint of nylon for strength. This wonderful new find was colored like a rose garden; too pretty to resist. The new vendor is not yet online, but I’m sure she will be soon.
We didn’t stay long. . . it only took us two hours to find what we were after before our lunch started humming our names. We went to the all time favorite, The Wild Hare. One chicken wrap, a chicken sandwich, and a giant bacon cheeseburger later we were on our way to an afternoon of spinning delight. Little did I know I was coming down with the flu and had to excuse myself early to go home and sleep.
What a wonderful day of fiber related goodness. Lots of photos hopefully to come soon. Stay tuned. ^_^