Last weekend was Lamb Town, a fiber festival, in Davis, CA. It’s about an hour from my house and it seems that every time I realize that it’s time for Lamb Town, it’s already passed and I missed it again. But not this year! This year I finally was able to go for a couple of hours. It’s primarily a spinning event but there is a market place. It’s a small event but the market place was fun because I got to meet some semi local dyers like Jo Dee Fish of Fishknits, Brooke Siennes of Sincere Sheep & the owner of Invictous Yarns (who’s name I have forgotten).
And now that the “tell” portion is over, let’s see the show!
Full Gradient in Pink & Gray from Fishknits. I already have plans to knit this into Simple Shawl for Fancy Yarns by Jen Hintz. I saw this one by Meelissa on Ravelry in the same yarn but a different color and was smitten! So cute and perfect for wearing to the office.
Sincere Sheep is one of my favorite booths anywhere, anytime. I love the colors and Cushy is my favorite base of any yarn company big or small. At some point I will make a fingering weight cardi out of it. It’s Merino, nylon and cashmere. It’s so soft and squishy and knits up like a dream (I’m currently knitting my SKA October challenge out this yarn). I picked up two skeins of Cushy and Sock Knitting Master Class by Ann Bud from Brooke. She’s so lovely and gracious. I just want to hug her every time I see her!
Invictus Yarns, what can I say. Her colors are amazing. So vibrant and lovely. I couldn’t pass up the orange and black for Halloween and as an added bonus it’s sparkly! I can’t wait to knit this up. The teal was so beautiful and just looking at it makes me think of Tahiti.
I picked up a skein of Miss Babs in Dragon Flight too. I love Miss Babs. I’ve knit up a cowl for myself earlier this year with it and it was a dream. I just wore my Brighton Cowl for the first time the other day and got lots of compliments on it.
And last but not least I picked up the Tri Fold Pattern holder as a Christmas Gift for my mom. I mostly used my tablet for patterns anymore but my mom works from paper all the time. We both have a magnetic holder for charts and such but this will hold her whole pattern including any charts. I think she’ll really like this. The fabric was so cheerful I couldn’t pass it up for her.
All and all, I had a lovely afternoon at Lamb Town and I’m sure I’ll go back next year. Especially since I didn’t get a chance to see the animals this year. But that’s ok, there is always next year!