Wednesday, 1 July 2009

Back from the Lakes, and from Woolfest, and from the in-laws, and...(Picturetastic)

So I finally made it to Woolfest. I've been trying to go since it started and I finally made it on its fifth birthday. And it was great! But something rather strange happened. There I was, almost knee deep in the good stuff, and yet I only came away with this...
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The closest I got to yarn is sock blockers - which are absolutely beautiful.
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They've got painted tops - so pretty! I also managed to stock up on buttons. I am getting really into buttons nowadays.
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My favourite part of the day was the sheep auction. The auctioneer was the one who usually does the animal auctions there and was brilliant.
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I bid on a number of things but struck lucky with these.
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Aren't they amazing? I forget now who made them but I absolutely love them. More than £1000 was raised for the nominated charity and most people looked as if they were having as much fun as me. There were also some actual sheep. I couldn't resist taking a photo of this one - with a centre parting.
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There were also lots with amazing horns.
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As well as the usual amazing knitting on display...
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....there were also traditional crafts....
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...and traditional music and dancing.
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Plus the most awesome ewe milk ice cream. Phew - that stuff was divine.

I think that's enough for today - I'm going to finish off my post tomorrow. Just to say - those signed up on Secret Pal the partners haven't gone out yet. Will be a little while longer but stay tunes to the blog for updates.

1 comment:

Katie said...

You were hilarious at the sheep auction, and I can't believe you managed to not buy any yarn.

Your sheep in the middle is a ram called Bruno, who we discovered liked being scratched behind the ears, he practically fell asleep when my Mum did it!

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