Monday, May 17, 2010

Back From the Festival!

We needed today to recover from the Waynesburg Sheep and Fiber Festival ...... for the committee members, it started on Friday.  Rain barely hit the fairgrounds on Friday, but I know that it was all around us in western PA.  The owners of Crab Apple Llamas of Latrobe were being pelted by hail when they were loading to come and set up Friday evening.  Others drove through cloud bursts on their way to Waynesburg.  The weather on Saturday and Sunday was absolutely beautiful!  Saturday started @ 9Am with the shearing for the Sheep to Shawl Contest (S2S).  By 2:30 in the afternoon, these shawls were judged and ready to be auctioned off.  Loyalhanna Spinners (center) placed first in the contest.
In the Fiber Contest, I was thrilled that one of the entries from Beaver County won Reserve Champion.  Karin is from the Chix With Stix Knitting Club that meets at the Beaver Memorial Library.  She made a gorgeous shawl for the contest.   Several of her friends made the trip to Waynesburg to enjoy the festival and check out their entries ..... Karin had to work. :(
Another exciting item for WRF was this hat knit by Darlene from yarn that she purchased from Wild Rose Farm last year at the festival.  She used a skein of natural and one dyed with logwood.  Isn't it beatifully done?  We love it! 
More about the weekend to come ..... stay tuned! 
Meanwhile, back at the ranch, we had 1 lamb born on Friday, but no new lambs since then.  It's pouring down rain off and on tonight & tomorrow, so the ewes with lambs are in the barn for now.    

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