Sunday, July 02, 2006

Woolfest 2006 - warning lots of images

I went to Woolfest yesterday with Susoolu & Puplet & had a great time.

There were LOTS of rare breeds of sheep on display plus other fibre producing animals. I can't remember all the breeds but will add them in as I find out what they are:

Curly Horned Sheep
Curly Horned Sheep


Curly Horned Sheep
Curly Horned Sheep after shearing


Alpaca
Alpaca


Alpacas
Alpacas


Gotland Sheep
Gotland Sheep


Wensleydale Sheep
Wensleydale Sheep


Wensleydale Sheep
Wensleydale Sheep


Angora Goats
Angora Goats


Coloured sheep
Coloured sheep


Shorn Coloured sheep
Coloured sheep after shearing


Coloured Lamb
Coloured Lamb


Brown Sheep
Brown Sheep


Brown Sheep
a different Brown Sheep after shearing


coloured face sheep
coloured face sheep


White faced sheep
White faced sheep


Knitting & Crochet Guild
Knitting & Crochet Guild

There were also lots of stalls including the Knitting & Crochet Guild where I renewed my membership & bought a few treats for myself:

books
books & an old copy of Interweave knits


I was very good and didn't buy any yarn for myself but I did buy a variety of presents for a couple of different people. I intend to use the Ann Budd book to design a jumper or cardigan to knit up the Merino et Soie that I got for my birthday & the Elsebeth Lavold book to use up some Silky Wool and Silky Tweed that lurk in my stash. I also bought these for Knitty Fred

Wool carders & Wraps per Inch measure
Wool carders & Wraps per Inch measure

9 comments:

Auntie Noo said...

Looks like you had a fabulous time - I'm intensely jealous of the buys. The Anne Budd book is good - I just got that the other week. Must make more of an effort to get there next year!

susoolu said...

I'm still feeling slightly hungover from Woolfest, so haven't got round to posting! Good pictures, set off beautifully by your sheep breed recognition skills.

scarletprincess said...

Looks like you had a wonderful time! Well done for being so restrained!

Maggan said...

Oh so many lovely sheeps!! I´d love to be a farmer and have sheeps of my own and making my own yarn from them.... perhaps in the future ;)
It sounds like a wonderful event, woolfest. It would be nice if they could have something like that here in Sweden too.

piglet said...

My that's a lot of sheep.

Glad you had a good time, so jealous :P

Emily said...

Fantastic photos! Sorry I didn't get to meet you at Woolfest, ive been out of the blogging loop for a while. Perhaps I will see you there next year.

Piglottie said...

I think you were very good although I cant believe you've bought the Elsebeth Lavold book as that's the one I'm currently after - great minds eh! Glad we all got to Woolfest, think we'll need a mini-bus next year cos if we forget to take hello mango all hell will break loose!

RoxyKnits said...

Love the pics of the sheep & of course the pics of lovely Vince!

Well done on buying no more stash - very impressive ;)

Daisy said...

Just catching up on people's blogs...
Love all the sheep pics, and I'm madly jealous cos I didn't get to go to Woolfest this year. :-(