This weekend was Black Sheep Gathering at the Lane County Fairgrounds. I went two days – Friday and Saturday. One of the highlights was seeing our local fiber aficionados take first place in the Sheep to Shawl competition – 4 spinners and a weaver have 5 hours to create a shawl of a certain square-inch area, from a pile of washed fleece and a pre-warped loom.
On Friday I shopped the Trade Show. I bought some Blue Moon “Socks that Rock” Rare Gems:
I got some hand-dyed organic merino from Textile a Mano, a recently-opened shop in Eugene:
And these irresistible little skeins from Capistrano Fiber Arts Studio:
On Saturday I went to the Ravelry Meetup and watched my friend LK win a prize in the random drawing – the person presenting prizes held up the precious little handmade silk project bag – L said, “oh, that’s mine!” and the announcer called her name. Lucky!
I wasn’t part of the random drawing but I did get a goodie bag of prizes from Knitmore Girls. I haven’t joined the podcast-listening bandwagon but I will have to check theirs out! I was most excited that the bag contained a little retractable tape measure since I recently misplaced mine.