|Beautiful day at the 104th Connecticut Sheep & Wool Festival|
|TuckerWoodsYarn I couldn't resist adopting.|
Joining up with other members of my CGOA Chapter, we set up our booth displaying a wide variety of crochet projects we created out of natural fibers; wool, alpaca, cotton, and so on. The crocheted projects that seemed to be a hit this year were felted crochet (a purse), and a scarf (crocheted with the "seed" stitch) that had a woven look to it. Our demonstrations on Tunisian crochet and crocheting with unspun roving were also a hit. In fact, I just received this compliment via email from one of the visitors to our booth:
Thanks Melissa! I love when we hear back from visitors from our booth! :)
"Saw you at the CT Sheep and Wool festival yesterday. You showed my Mother and I how to crochet with unspun fiber. Bought some [roving] while we were there and tried it today....what fun; you were right. Thanks, Melissa
Heavenly roving by SheepShed
When I wasn't in the booth, I was out enjoying seeing all the animals (there was even a bunny on a leash out for a stroll!), and looking at all the eye-candy at the various vendor booths. I treated myself to
|Giraffe bag by StitchedbyJessa|
2. A skein of hand-painted sock yarn by www.TuckerWoodsyarn.com -- perhaps to be worked into the collar from the "Heros, Hooks & Heirloom" book I mentioned the other day.
3. A project bag by http://stitchedbyjessalu.bigcartel.com/ -- naturally I went with the giraffe theme bag (how could I not? lol). It was the perfect size to hold my roving, my project, and my crochet hook!
This was a great kickoff for the 2013 Sheep & Wool Festival/Fair season and I'm looking forward to attending more! :)