Last weekend was NH Sheep and Wool. It’s quickly becoming my favorite fiber fest. The weather wasn’t the best, but most of the vendors were inside this year so it worked out pretty well. Only got rained on while watching the sheep herding demonstration. The same person who does the sheep herding demonstrations at Gore Place does the demonstrations and NH Sheep and Wool. His demonstrations at fiber fests are a lot more enjoyable to watch than at Gore Place. They are more technical and the smaller audience allows the audience to ask questions and interact a bit more.
The usual assortment of animals were there – sheep, goats, llamas, alpacas, and angora bunnies. Angora bunnies remind me of tribbles. I don’t know how they feel about Klingons, but the adults are all fluff and bunnies reproduce quickly. If I thought my cats wouldn’t terrorize a bunny I would probably have one.
I only bought two things – a skein of sock yarn from Ellen’s Half Pint Farm and a sock kit from the Tsarina of Tsocks. I wanted to buy all the sock kits at that booth. They all looked fun to make, but I made a tactical decision to leave the credit card at home and only bring cash. I think the Tsarina will be at Rhinebeck, so I can get another kit then.
Stash down continues. Stitch House is having an all craft swap on June 2. I like the rule that says I don’t have to leave with anything. I have started going though the stash looking for stuff to pass on to other crafters.