We had a taste of summer weather this weekend so Kerin, Jenny K., Hannah and I all went for a scenic drive – which, of course, ended at the Columbia Gorge Fiber Festival. None of us can resist pretty yarn & fiber!
Photo of the Upstream Alpaca booth
There was a lot of petting
Also from Upstream Alpaca. This is Alpaca/Silk blend and gorgeous.
I actually don’t spin (maybe one day), but I did enjoy looking at all the fiber & watching my coworkers play around. All three of them tried out a Sonata Spinning Wheel at the Foothills Yarn & Fiber booth and are in love with it
Hannah taking her turn.
We were also all fascinated by the display of Pedro’s Flying Shaft Rug & Tapestry Loom. We think we should have one here in the office to play with.
Hannah & Kerin watching a demonstration at the Pedro’s Yarn & Fiber booth
Naturally we went a little crazy with buying new yarn & fiber. In fact, we filled a good portion of the trunk of Kerin’s car!
I didn’t buy any fiber (though I was tempted!). I did buy some yarn from my favorite local dyer, Alpha B.
4 skeins of her BFF B DK in The Evergreen State colorway and 1 Luxe B (merino/silk) in Pacon (the teal blue skein). The pink/purple on was one I purchased from Three Fates Yarn. I just can’t resist pretty yarn and especially locally hand dyed yarns.
Kerin was the big winner though – she had so much she had to carry some on her head!
We had a wonderful time and I can’t wait to see what my coworkers spin up -all the fiber they bought was beautiful.
You can see all the photos from our trip on our Facebook page!