Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Vermont Review

I'm still recovering from a whirlwind weekend in Vermont.  We had perfect fall weather in a beautiful setting.  Who could ask for more? Come along for a photo tour.

As I said the scenery was picturesque.

As I faced the mountains the sun was rising behind me, burning off the clouds and mist.

I had the booth set up before the gates opened.

A close-up of the new samples.  They drew lots of attention.

Of course there were cute animals everywhere.

It wouldn't be a sheep and wool festival without a sheep herding demonstration.

This alpaca was so friendly.

If I had room, I could have been persuaded to bring one home.

Take a look at this cage full of bunny.

Talk about close quarters.  

And then there were the goats.

Looking through the fence.

Posing like a model.

Have you any wool?

Big bags full.

I was delighted to have a visit from Dona Cerulee.

Dona is the mascot of the Fishnet Crocheters of New England who make their home just down the road from me in Lexington, Massachusetts.  Donna travels, attends conventions and has met several fiber celebrities.

These events are a good time to check in with other vendors.  Judy from Ball and Skein was across the aisle from me.  Judy always has lots of goodies in her booth.  This weekend she was featuring Lillian Fay, a new pattern by an up-and-coming designer.  Be sure to take a peek.

As always David Paul from The Merlin Tree drew quite a crowd.  He was demonstrating his HitchHiker wheel all weekend long.

Cindy from Ewe and I Farm was there.  I came home with a skein of her wool/mohair blend sock weight yarn.  Another project to ponder.

And the friendly folks from The Yarn and Fiber Company were on hand.  If you're ever in the Derry, NH area, they have an inviting store with comfy couches.

We had a really good turnout this weekend.  Thanks to everyone who stopped by to say hi.  And now I'm back at it, planning for my next event.  It's time to get the dye pots going again.


Vermont Designs said...

Hi Stephanie - I was very glad to finally meet you in person on Saturday. I gather from vendor friends that was the best day of the two. I am so glad I was able to get there after all, it wasn't on the agenda till 9am that morning! Shelagh.

Amber said...

I bought a beautiful 8oz skein of rich plum, 100% blue-faced leicester out of your sale bin @ VT Sheep & Wool. Just what I determined I was looking for at the fair & in my budget. It's destined to be a fitted vest, maybe with a little cable thrown in. Thank you, hope I'll see you at NH Sheep & Wool in the spring!

Stephanie/Dirty Water DyeWorks said...

I'm glad to hear you found something that you like and that you have a project in mind. Send me a picture when you finish. Happy Knitting!