Monday, November 13, 2006

Kid 'N Ewe and Lamas Too 2006

I almost talked myself out of driving to Boerne on Saturday for the fiber festival when I pulled the map out the night before and really looked at how far away it is from my house. It seemed a lot further than I remembered, but I decided to go anyway. It took me fours hours to get there and because I had to be back home for a dinner at 6:00, I only had a couple of hours to look around and eat lunch.

It's a small event and I was able to see everything in that time, but not able to spend much time at any one thing. Most everything is indoors which is good in case it rains, but not so good for taking pictures. Many of the photos I took turned out blurry because I didn't use the flash.

The animals are the only part of the festival that's outside.
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I was glad to see more people in attendance at this festival than last year's. Last year I remember it was hot, but this year the weather was perfect. Maybe that was the difference. It looked like people were spending money too which is good for the vendors and will encourage them to keep coming.

There was lots and lots of roving for sale, spinning wheels, spindles and everything a spinner could ever imagine.
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Brooks Farm was there and not one knitter could walk by without being sucked into their booth and a the very least touching and drooling over their yarn. Most couldn't leave without purchasing some yarn to bring home and I was no exception.
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I think I bought enough of the red (Cinnamon Spice?) Duet for a sweater and the Four Play will probably become a scarf or something small like that. I was hoping to buy some of their sock yarn that I had heard they have started selling at shows, but they sold out before this show and didn't receive their shipment in time.

Two hours went by very fast and then it was time to hit the road again. The drive home took only 3 1/2 hours. That makes a total of 7 1/2 hours of driving for two hours of fiber festival. Was it worth it? Yes. Will I go back next year? Yes, but only if I don't have a schedule to keep. By the way, I made it home in time for the dinner.

8 comments:

  1. Oooh, the yarn looks great; I've always wanted to see what Brooks Farm Yarn is like. And it's totally worth it to drive that far for a short visit to a festival!

    I hope the dinner was good, and I can't wait to see what you do with the new yarn!

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  2. Gosh, I so wanted to go to KidnEwe again this year, but we went to my son's college football game (1 1/2 hrs. away.) We had a blast! It's good to hear that more people showed up this year. I bought my Duet Brooks Farm yarn one year ago this past weekend and it weird that I picked it up to begin a project this weekend for the first time.....glad you made it home in time for the dinner. You are a genius - - the only one who may have figure out one of the main causes for my "slump" - - crocheting the same pattern three times in a row!!! I shall never do it again.....

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  3. Pictures are great. Looks like you made some great purchases. After seeing your posting on Friday about this event, I was tempted but let the distance scare me off. Next year I would like to make a weekend trip and catch this one. Can't wait to see your finished products.
    Linda B

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  4. What we don't do for a fiber fix. You found some beautiful yarn and will love knitting with it. That alone makes it all worthwhile.

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  5. Envy. Envy. Drool! Drool!

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  6. Nice yarn. You can tell you're a knit addict if the drive back and forth is four times longer than the time you get to be there. LOL!

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  7. Anonymous2:57 PM

    Happy Birthday little lady!!!!!

    Corey

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  8. Nice post I have it figured out that you only drove the distance of one of those Skiens of yarn laid end to end.

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~Tracy