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  • I am too too envious. Looks like it was a great weekend.

  • It sounds like soo much fun..one year, I will be there, too..

  • the family forces conspired against me but it is always a blast reading about everyone else’s experience!

  • I love the tag from your own personal spinner. I bought some handspun at a local yarn shop and the tag included the name of the sheep too! I am now knitting a scarf from “Andy”.
    And I’m with you on those bed thingys…what’s up with that!

  • It can be a bit overwhelming, can’t it? I’m so glad you guys were able to make it and glad I finally got to meet y’all. And I still haven’t fully rested up.

  • I just spent a few nights in a hotel in Tucson with one of those things. I wondered, too. My idea was a Bed antimacassar – but napkin works, too. I was a little afraid of it and what its dark tapestry weave might be hiding…..

  • my bed looked exactly like yours, Marriott courtyard perhaps? My husband and I had no clue what it was for but upon further inspection of the room I found the lost bedspread in the closet. We just tossed our…bed runner (?) on the floor.

  • I just want to bury my FACE in that wonderful handspun (I just bonked my nose on the monitor, thxbye). That looks like a true Trip to the Holy (“Holey”?) Land of Knitting, Fibers &c, and I’m going to see if the next 12 months is enough to get up a party of like-mindeds to wend our way thereward. And thanks for YOUR pictures too, not a bad one in the lot!

  • Not Percherons – Brabants.
    But the guy was DEFINITELY in tights!
    😉
    Quinn

  • I am getting so homesick looking at this! It IS a great artsy area, AND I missed getting to go to the Ravelry party too!!! Thanks for the great pictures. Guess I’ll just sit here and cry in my knitting! Oh, well, that’s what rainy days (and Mondays) are good for……

  • Hey.. my high school was the WILDCATS too!
    Our school colors were black and gold– what were your school colors?
    Thanks for the photos full of awesome yarny goodness. Someday, somehow.. I wish to go to one of these special events: where ‘yarn lovers’ are all walking around at the same time.. in the same place.. thinking, dreaming of yarn and knitting and other fiber hobbies.

  • They weren’t Percherons, though. They were Brabants. And they were magnificent (not to mention the rider….)
    Fiber everywhere … as if I needed to learn how to spin on top of knitting!! But I’m hooked now (somewhat like a rug …) Oy!

  • Ohh,
    to be wandering a yarn festival- when I grow up, I hope I get to do neat stuff like this!!

  • Every year I have to go through these kind of posts on peoples’ blogs – I’m breaking down. I’m going to have to go, it looks amazing, like a Star Trek convention feels for Trekies.

  • I loved how the man on the Brabants kept appearing behind Steph while she was talking. Quite distracting! I brought a friend who had expected a lot more rustic yarn and was completely blown away by how many different fibers were represented. Thanks for the pix, and the hat!

  • I loved how the man on the Brabants kept appearing behind Steph while she was talking. Quite distracting! I brought a friend who had expected a lot more rustic yarn and was completely blown away by how many different fibers were represented. Thanks for the pix, and the hat!

  • Actually, that’s exactly what the bed runner thing is- people have gotten wise to the unlaunderedness of hotel bead spreads, and hotels responded by using all white duvet covers. Then the guests said it looked too sterile, and the designers needed to reinforce their color scheme. Hence, the bed runner.

  • looks like a lot of fun.just went to an amazing horse show and country festival with all this and more. My fathers perinees brought home her own sheep from the local sheep trials. I guess being a sheep dog with out sheep will drive one to do some crazy things. he ordered her to take it back, which, she reluctantly did poor dog! Iam trying to carve out more time to do these things but when you work 12 hours a day and teach knitting lessons 2x a week on your days off there is not much left.christine

  • So felted! So… vertical! So… disturbingly reminiscent of both a ’50s bath accessory and a cuddly Ron Jeremy stand-in at the same time!

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