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!