Sunday, September 30, 2007

Sheep and Wool Fest

Boy it really has been a hectic week and weekend, it was good to take a relaxing drive out to the Mt. Bruce Station in Romeo for the Sheep and Wool Fest. It was a beautiful day for it. I met my friends Jim and Jacky for some shopping and lunch. Jacky is not a knitter but I think that she appreciates hand knits. Of course I found some wool to purchase, a BFL llama mix in a rich neutral brown, a cream color Shetland, and a lighter weight variegated handspun wool with browns and creams. Might be nice for a blog contest?

Here are some of the wools from Pond View Farms, one of my favorite sellers. Not only do they have really good quality wools in some really nice blends but Carol also makes licorice scented soap that makes my bathroom smell like Good n' Plenty's.

One of the highlights for me is seeing the sheep herding dogs in action. These dogs are really fixated on sheep! They can barely be contained when the sheep are let loose on the field. I managed to catch a little bit of it on video.



Hope everyone had a good weekend. I still have one day left, nothing like a four day weekend and then next week is a four day work week!! I'll take it when I can.

12 comments:

Scattered Gemini said...

Cool video.

Looks like you had a good time and bought some yummy yarns. ::drool::: Oh, sorry!!!

schrodinger said...

Fun times!! Enjoy your long weekend - I'm not jealous, much.

Hasbu said...

Sounds like a good time! The yarn looks great.

amanda j said...

I love sheep dog trials! Love them!

A blog contest sounds like a fantastic idea.

Amy said...

Looks like you had fun! I was hoping to make it out there but it didn't happen... maybe next time! See you Tuesday, right??

Diane said...

Wow, a four day weekend! I'm glad you had fun. You sure bought some beautiful yarn. What are you going to make with it?

Dipsy Doodle said...

Awww, this must have been such a lot of fun! I *so* wish we'd have something like that over here too, but alas, no such luck! Will have to come over to the US for some of them one day ;) Cool video btw!

Khadijha Caitlin said...

Wasn't it awesome? I must have missed ya. I was there Saturday and Sunday. I've had a cold and I ended up not buying the right amount of yarn so I had to go back the following day.
I'm going to make a shawl with some of the Pond View Farms yarn - I bought the Grey Sheep Wool.

Scattered Gemini said...

Psst, me again...could you shoot me your email addy? I always have a reply to your comments and i have never had an email for you...only that annoying "blogger no reply" thingy. Pout.

scattered_gemini@yahoo.com

Nora said...

I love the organic colours and look of those yarns!

Nora

TinkingBell said...

Love the yarn - and there's nothing like a sheep dog trial (we used to have a tv program/contest for that here in Tasmania - really - had a HUGE following!!!!)
Glad you had a great weekend - probably barely makes up for the short ones!!

AR said...

I'm jealous! Looks like lots of fun. I could hear bagpipes on the video, too. I love bagpipes!