This year was cool (although not as cold as the 2010!) and rain was possible. I went with 2 friends who are new spinners and new to SH, as well as a second-timer.
|Leah, me, Lisa, Cathi at the Cloudlover booth|
Anyway. There were sheep:
|Seriously, the pile of fluff is a live rabbit!|
And of course, there was the whole freaking reason for going: buying spinning fiber!
|Everyone's fiber piled up in the back of Leah's HugeMobile. The merch is stacked deep, lemme tell ya.|
|Lisa, me, Cathi. I was utilizing my in-laws' usual "triumphant hunter" pose, normally reserved for big game hunting.|
|Me, Cathi, Leah. Leah has fiber bewbs. Tee hee hee!|
Cloudlover booth. Natalie (the fiber artist behind Cloudlover) is such a fun and cool person to talk to, and someone I make sure to stop and chat with every year. Her color sense is so attuned to my personal tastes, and I have a hard time restraining myself! She uses a lot of cool vivid colors, deeply saturated and with lots of white. Recipe for me spending lots of money! I even snagged a silk/merino/cashmere blend (the orangey-fuchsia braid bottom right).
Once again, Shepherd's Harvest was awesome! Minnesota has such a neat fiber community, and it's awesome to see creativity in action. It's really got me itching to spin - and I've already spun up three of my new purchases in the past week! I'll have an update on these soon, as well as some new yarn and FO's from the past week. Knit on!