Monday, October 25, 2010

SAFF. . . Need I say more??

I just returned from a fiber and fun filled weekend at SAFF.  I got to spend the whole weekend with my mom and see (and pet, of course) all the fiber that we could get our hands on!  Have you ever hugged a llama?  Or gotten nuzzled by one?  Or had one smell your hair?  (yes, there was a llama there that wanted to smell everyone's hair!)  Here's my mom and I snuggling with a very sweet llama:

It turns out the farm is only about an hour from my home-and they do llama hikes at a vineyard.  The llama carries the tablecloth, picnic basket and wine and you hike to a picnic.  We're going to have to plan a day and take the llama hike. 

Here is a very cute, 6 week old baby alpaca:

I wanted to take him home, but I really like being married. . .   :)  We came out with 3 lovely fleeces-Mom picked out an off-white shetland fleece that took first place in the fleece show, I have a lovely gray corriedale that came in third, and we are splitting a small jacob (which wasn't in the fleece show).   So, I've got lots of fleece washing to do. . .  And, of course I had to support other artists, so here is my loot:
Notice my guard alpaca hiding behind the polwarth!  I even found a spindle that I like!  I have never been able to make friends with the spindle before, but when I picked up this trindle, it just clicked.  It's the first spindle where I have been able to move beyond "park and draft."  So, of course I had to have it. . .