Sunday, May 27, 2012

Fibreiffic!

Mom and I did end up going to the local Fibrefest today. When I was working for the newspaper here, I covered the very first Grimsby Fibrefest - it hasn't grown much in the last 7 years, but that's actually kind of nice.

Naturally there were lots of sheep...

and lambs galore!

And alpacas...
who are either just shy, or really snobbish! Not one wanted a pet.

We also got to watch them shear an alpaca...
There's a lot of fibre in that back and they aren't even half done!

They had herding demonstrations too. It was fun to watch the dogs work, but I especially loved this guy...

Just sitting, waiting patiently for his turn to herd! You'd never get Ladydog to sit like that if there was was something to chase!

There was a  small marketplace, so Mom and I indulged in some homemade ice cream  - in a handmade waffle cone! And you know were weren't coming home without wool!

Mom snagged some lovely bamboo, alpaca, and some BFL.  But I was feeling a little more conservative...

Just a natural alpaca scarf kit and a bottle of locally-grown-and-made tart cherry juice! Delicious!

We are thinking of vending there next year - I'll keep you posted if we go for it!

7 comments:

peskypixies said...

Looks like fun

Abby said...

Oh, it's been a long time since I went to a fiber arts fest! So much wool, so little time....

Minding My Own Stitches said...

Oh that poor just-sheared alpaca. I know it doesn't hurt them, but I would imagine that if they knew what they looked like they wouldn't to be immortalized in a picture.

I didn't know Grimsby had a FiberFest. Was it well attended?

Araignee said...

Vending at a Fiberfest-how exciting!

Zenitude (formerly Wooly Knits n Bits) said...

I did not kow about this fibre fest. I must look into it next year. It would be a nice drive.

Monika said...

Sounds like fun!

Delusional Knitter said...

Awesome! I like the smaller venues, easier to get around and see things.