Saturday, October 07, 2006

Fall Fiber Festival 2006


What do you get when you combine a NorEaster and a Fiber Festival???


This was just as we arrived this morning....






And this was at noon...the little "straw streets" they made for us...disappeared!



I was not only prepared for the weather...but I also got pretty lucky on where I stepped...I guess?!




And if you DIDN'T drive a 4X4, and you DIDN'T take the advice of the parking attendees...AND you got stuck in the mud...

this is what came and got you out--a "tow tractor"!



Considering we knew what we were in for...it wasn't too bad until the temperature started to drop! We saw a mother with three young boys, at least I think thats what they were, COVERED head to toe in mud and wet--We heard mom saying "I don't want to hear that you are cold...you're the ones who were playing in the mud!" I later saw one of said boys (Mom was shopping) in the middle of the "tent street" knee deep in a mud puddle!

I met up with Cate, Roz, and Courtney (I'm terrible with names). It was so very nice to meet you I'm glad I made my name badge, otherwise we would have passed each other without knowing! Then later I met up with Sangeeta and Susan. It's so nice to finally put faces to the names I know from online and their blogs I've been reading for quite some time now! I wish the weather had been better...we could have sat down and chatted a little more! Just as I was leaving I saw Rae from our Knitting/Spinning group.




Sangeeta brought my goodie bag from her blog contest...Thanks so much--the best part was getting to meet you and Susan! I want to come to TYL and knit with you guys!






AND.....Remember that skein of yarn I entered??? I kept going to the tent where they were judging--peeking (of course) then I think they posted a guard to keep me out of there...

I placed!--I placed!! I know what my "dear" brother will say...second place is only the first loser...he likes to pick on me--A LOT!
I'm so proud, this is the first time I've ever entered any of my handgoods of any kind in a competition! Yipee!



Since I bought so much fiber last weekend...I pretty much behaved myself! Many, Many vendors either hadn't set up yet, or were there yet if they were coming at all! I didn't get a chance to visit with Jennifer this time--people swamped her tiny-tiny booth, I made several treks back to see if I could say hello...I noticed she didn't have any of her fibers out either (could have been because of the weather). The BIG tents were only half full of the anticipated vendors. Yes, that was disappointing but like I said before...I knew what I was in for prior to leaving the house!



Here's a picture most people (who know me) will not see or believe...




My Truck Dirty??!!






I found some "Sheepies"--



So many other pictures to blog about...maybe later! I need a cup of tea and my blankie!

TaTa for now....Keep on Knittin' & Spinnin'
Oh...and get ready the Blogiversary Contest is coming!

11 comments:

KnitNana said...

I love the new look of the blog - I love the sheepies...I love the blue/rust/taupe yarn in the last pic - I cannot believe you did this today! What a day...Warm up! Take care of yourself!
(((hugs)))

Beth said...

Friend and I are venturing to the Fall Fiber Festival on Sunday. Hopefully the weather will be gentler. Thanks for sharing your day ... maybe see you in Richmond again soon?!?!

Krista said...

Congrats on the winnings!

lemmie said...

It was great meting you too Robin! THanks for the post. Come knit with us at the Yarn Lounge! Cheers,
Susan

somebunnysloveDOTcom said...

Sounds like you had some fun in the mud. :) Congrats on your yarn placing a ribbon; and tell your brother that at least you placed! Hope to see you sometime when I can make it back to Virginia. (I am praying for tickets to the Tech/UVA game for my birthday!)
=:8

IndigoMuse said...

Congrats on placing! It truly is a shot in the arm. You are a magnificent spinner and now this ribbon validates what we already knew :) I didn't make it. My knees have given me so much trouble that I knew I couldn't trudge through the mud. There's always next year :)

Tanya

hillary said...

Congrats on placing with your handspun. I was at the festival on Saturday too and my car is totally covered in mud but I'm just happy I didn't get stuck.

gourdongirl said...

CONGRATULATIONS, well done and big {{{{{HUGS}}}}}. I knew it would get a prize, I just knew it, coz it's to die for.

You certainly were reserved in your purchases....I'm impressed! I like the sheepies too!

jane said...

Thanks for the Sat. pictures...it was much wilder than Sun. jane

Mary said...

My one regret about not going during Saturday's wretched weather was missing out on seeing the likes of you and Krista and the other knitters I know via cyberspace. Oh well - there will be other fiber festivals! Is it April yet? ;-)

Sangeeta said...

It certainly was nice to see you! I wish the weather WAS nicer. You MUST come to Richmond soon!!