Monday, September 26, 2011

WI Sheep and Wool Festival

One of two vendor barns

Sun Valley Fibers booth

A couple weeks ago I attended the WI Sheep and Wool Festival. Given that I have been knitting for nine years, and living in Wisconsin for seven, it's a surprise to me that I've never attended. I was able to slip away from the family for a few hours and I loved every moment I spent shopping, asking questions and taking in all that goes into the wool/sheep/yarn/knitting industry.

My yarn purchases were restricted to local WI vendors -

400 yds of fantastic red alpaca/nylon sock yarn from Alpacas of Prairie Station, and

a sage green merino/nylon sock yarn from Sun Valley Fibers. Can you tell I'm getting ready to knit up some more socks?

I also couldn't pass these lovelies up when I came across them. They are crafted by Jennie the Potter who is located in Minneapolis, MN. This set of stitch markers could easily double as necklace charms don't you think?

And these buttons will be perfect on a toddler sweater for my youngest.


fivegreenacres said...

I got some buttons from her also - what a great booth that was!

sophia smith said...

I think we will get wool in cheapest cost in such festivals..Also they will be available in variety of colors...

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Juniper said...

What a selection of fine yarns to choose from!! I love the small ceramic bird buttons, very very sweet.