Saturday, June 9, 2012

fiber fests part 2: massachusetts style

so glad i made it to the massachusetts sheep & woolcraft fair this year. we'd missed the last couple, so i was determined to make to there this time. yay!

wool bits

this festival goes on for two days and offers tons of workshops and demonstrations. it can even hold the interest of someone who is not fiber-inclined (such as my boyfriend, who tagged along).

sheep shearing

and of course, all the awesome fibery stuff for sale... saw some old favorites (spunky eclectic, tsarina of tsocks) and discovered some new shops that made me wish i could justify heading home with a carful of yarn. knittink makes some amazing geeky-inspired yarn and batts, do click over to her flickr and peep at her handspun. there was also enting fibercraft, who makes some tasty soft batts. since i was trying to restrict myself to only one purchase per festival this year (sigh), i had to go with this:

rainbow roving

superwash merino top by play at life fiber arts (love her colors, so much want). these will be the greatest rainbow socks ever. soon, i hope.

the boyfriend's favorite part of this trip is always when we head back through northampton. particularly our usual stop at mimmo's pizza to get a slice that is literally as big as my arm. seriously, their website is bigpizzaslices.com. northampton also seems to be really into knitbombing...

bike rack sweater

okay, now i really need to get back into the swing of things. spin time!

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