sheep & llamas & bunnies

yesterday anna and i went to the shepherd’s harvest sheep and wool festival. it was grey, and barely 50 degrees, and i’m embarrassed to write that i said to anna “it feels like fall. i almost wish it was fall, i want to sit under a blanket and knit like crazy!”. she felt it too, but then we agreed that we’d rather have summer come and go before we hunker down for knitting. but being surrounded by colorful roving and yarn, it really is so tempting to think of new scarves, sweaters, blankets, shawls, hats…

angora bunnies

did you know that there are angora bunnies? and that their wool is spun? i had no idea. some of the bunnies where giant piles of fur, with eyes barely visible.

skein from briar patch

i did buy a new skein. i love this orange. but i have no idea what i’m going to do with it. maybe a cowl?

11 responses to “sheep & llamas & bunnies”

  1. jess says:

    My younger one was all over those bunnies. He almost picked one up and left with it, and it was half his size.
    I had so much fun there! I went twice, and the second time I was too busy shopping to take any pictures.

  2. aimee says:

    that color is gorgeous!! can’t wait to see what you do with it. and i REALLY hope it warms up soon there for you!

  3. apple cyder says:

    that is a beautiful color. but i am certainly not wishing for fall. good thing i don’t knit!

  4. Anna says:

    I had fun, thanks for coming with me! That bunny pic does not do them justice. He looks so small there comparatively. And I still start to chuckle when I think of them.

  5. jackie says:

    That yarn is luscious with that mottled color!

  6. kim says:

    That’s a lovely rack of yarn.

  7. Ayama says:

    Look at that lovely yarn!! It’s about 50 degrees at the moment and I am in love with the cold (not so much with eczema trying to gain a foothold though)!!! Looks too thick for a little girl hat. ;) Busy teaching myself how to crochet in the round so a little munchkin has a pretty hat for her head… If CT were with you, you would have only seen the bunnies….

  8. Sara says:

    hee hee. the way that ball of yarn is posed, I thought maybe it was an orange-dyed angora bunny, before I scrolled all the way down.

    Sure wish I could have gone…despite that weather!

  9. Florcita says:

    Look at all that wool! fantastic!!!! I wish there were a festival like that around here… not much wool in NL.
    The angora bunnies are so incredibly soft… well, you know now why angora is so expensive!

  10. janie says:

    dying to see what you do with this, it looks so soft and cosy, gorgeous warm colour too.

  11. Sonya says:

    That looks like such good woolly fun! And angora rabbits are so weirdly wonderful, a lot of work with all that brushing! That is a glorious skein that you have there.

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