Sunday, May 10, 2009

Shepherd's Harvest

It was chilly yesterday at Shepherd's Harvest, but the rain stayed away.

Sheep Shearing


Mr. 5 and the Bud came for the morning, and I met up with my good friend R and her little one who was a trooper through the whole day.

Baby L

I stuck pretty close to my budget plan - there was so much eye candy, it was a little tough at times.

There was one thing I knew for sure I was going to get for myself, a pendant from Jennie the Potter. I was eyeing them at Yarnover, and knew she would be selling at SH too.


To my complete surprise, Mr. 5 and the Bud picked up one of her beautiful bowls for a sweet Mother's day gift. I don't know how they did it without me seeing - they are just that good.

Total Surprise

Her sheepy wares are cute, but I'm a huge fan of her other non-knitting related designs.

I also budgeted to pick up some fiber yesterday.
I have not done much spinning since I got my wheel a few months ago - mostly because I have been exhausted from working on this. But I am back at it again (now that I have more energy) and hope to spin more through the summer.

On the Bobbin

I am getting better at spinning thinner and more evenly, but I wanted some more fiber to practice on. And I wanted enough to have some usable yardage at the end just in case it ends up being a little thicker. So I ended up bringing home close to a pound of this coopsworth in "Maple Leaves".

Maple Leaves

My last purchase was from the Briar Rose stand. I couldn't resist their colors.

Briar Rose - Sea Pearl

Everything of theirs was so lovely - I could have just picked a skein with my eyes closed and been completely happy.

Shepherd's Harvest also gave me the chance to do my first official Kinnearing of local reporter Maya Nishikawa.

Kinnearing at SH

Here is her photo she posted via twitter. (Scroll up to my photo of the sheep shearing - look familiar?)

I'm looking forward to an evening on the deck with ribs on the grill. Mmmmm.



Blogger limedragon :-: Harriet said...

Looks like a fun time! :) Congrats on your WIP!!

May 12, 2009 8:05 AM  

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