Sunday, September 23, 2007

OFFF Day

It was a busy day Saturday. After a lovely breakfast and a stop at my LYS for a few skeins of yarn I needed for projects, I headed south to Canby for the Oregon Flock and Fiber Festival (OFFF). The morning was brisk and there had been a threat of rain murmured on the airwaves, but the day turned out to be perfect for a festival: warm but not too hot with some cloudiness to keep the outdoor vendors from cooking.

In past years I went by myself but this year I was with the PDX Knitbloggers. A rendezvous camp was set up on the green outside the main exhibition hall and near the spinners circle so while you were out checking vendors and animals you had a place to stash your things to be watched over. It was nice to have a place to go to knit and rest and chat with friends (not to mention share finds) then leave your purchases while you went to check out other vendors.

I was also there to receive the Kidnapped Can Opener. It was good that I was with a group because after a half hour had passed from our rendezvous time I was itching to go. I had a wheel to swap and vendors to peruse. While I was gone the KCO arrived and endured the photo taking of my fellow bloggers until I arrived to take it on its own journey of OFFF.

There was an Irish wolfhound show going on nearby. This is one of the smaller ones.
Spinners circle
Junior spinning competition
Lynnel and Linda of Rowan Tree Woolery with the Suzie and the KCO
Pygora goats
Jacob sheep
Bactrian camels (2 humpers)

Exhausted from an afternoon of fiber fondling

4 comments:

Aimee said...

Well I wasn't able to go, which is a bummer, but I love the pictures!

And hey--do you LOVE Rodger's new haircut? I think it makes him look 5 years older (and if I was a boy, I'd totally have a crush on him--but not just because of the haircut ;) ).

MonicaPDX said...

Great pix and report, Duffy!! Thanks especially for the animal photos; do you realize I didn't even make it as far as the animals?! I know, I'm appalled. But I was too busy shopping or regaining energy to shop some more...

And gotta agree with Aimee on Rodger's haircut. Smokin'. (So were the gauntlets. I got a couple good pix of 'em.) And thanks much for showing us your shawl at the Interlacements booth; in case I didn't drool enough, gorgeous, gorgeous work!

Sharon Rose said...

Didja get anything? Huh? Huh?

Wish I'd been there!!!

Fudge said...

Yaay! fiber fondling!

--Fudge