Thursday, May 13, 2010

In case you wondered.....

Are you thinking I may have fallen in a hole somewhere? Well, you would be partially right. I've been in a cave of wool and it's conveniently located in my dining room. (because I'm still waiting for my studio to be finished--don't get me started on that!) This weekend is IT! Our very first Kentucky Sheep and Fiber Festival. I've been dyeing yarn and fiber, weighing and packaging fiber and just generally running around like a chicken with it's head cut off. I am so excited that it is finally about to happen.

I'm taking my first year's clip of 70%alpaca/30%wool blend roving and, if I do say so myself, it is scrumptious. I seriously want to keep it and spin it all for myself. I'm also taking some beautiful mohair/Coopworth lamb/silk blend roving that my friend, Mary Beth Jewell, has put together. Be sure to come by the livestock pavilion and give it all a squeeze or two. (I know how fiber people are---we just can't help ourselves---we have to touch it!) I'll also have Olive ("the mouth") along with me. You'll probably be able to hear her if you are in the area!

It sounds as though the weather may give us a break, at least on Saturday and maybe part of Sunday, so come on out to Masterson Station and enjoy watching the Bluegrass Classic Stock Dog Trials, some good food and great fiber shopping opportunities. Honestly, there will be something for everyone at this event. Stop in and visit with Olive and her friends while you are there.
ps-Be sure to check back here in the next day or so. I have a really, really, really exciting event happening here at the farm in the month of July!


  1. OH gosh. I want to go!!!! Maybe Patsy could learn a few things watching a sheep dog trial!


  2. I can't wait to see all of your new dyed stuff, and I'm also very excited about the festival!!!! I see you posted at midnight or so, hope you finally got some rest.

  3. Hey Dianne,
    Hope you are recovering from the big weekend - wasn't it a great festival? Your booth was awesome and that fiber was scrumptious! Hope you had a great time! p.s. excited to hear about the "july news" !

  4. oh the photography workshop sounds like fun. I had hoped to come to KY for the festival but it didn't work out to come. Turns out I ended up with a bad sinus infection so would have felt wretched being sick and away from home. Olive is adorable :-) I have a loud mouth too in the form of a kid goat. She is a case and we love her dearly.