Saturday, September 15, 2012

A Wool Gathering

John and I visited the Wool Gathering in Yellow Springs, Ohio at Young's Jersey Dairy as we do every year for the last 13 years or so.  In fact, I think we attended the very first Wool Gathering when it was held in one tent in the parking lot.  My has it grown!  It is now in 3 very large tents with multiple booths outside and the parking lot has expanded to a lot across the road.  If anyone ever thought that hand crafts are a lost art I can assure you that they are alive and well with the number of attendants and booths there today.  I behaved myself for the most part resisting the temptation to purchase more fiber or yarn and stuck to my very short list of things I needed which included 2 sets of circular needles and the standard Wool Gathering t-shirt. 

The shirt says, "I knit so I don't kill people."  It seemed perfect for me;)
Alpaca was very well represented.  I was surprised to see the amount of alpaca fiber and yarn available and the quality was exquisite. 
Two cute Buckeye fans checking out the alpacas.  I was as conflicted as they probably were whether or not to miss the game to come the Wool Gathering.  Thankfully we had sports tap keeping us updated.
This is what awesome husbands do when their wives need a fiber fix!


Somerhill said...

Hi Maureen -looks like you had a great time at AWG. The first 2-3 years, the gathering was held at the fairgrounds in Springfield. Then it moved to Young's Dairy, and was in the 2 shelter houses. I remember that year - it rained ALL weekend and was COLD.
Glad the organizers did not give up!

Lilac Haven said...

I went to it once when it was at Springfield and I bought an german angora.