In September I visited the NJ Sheep and Wool Festival once again. This is my local show, less than an hour away so I went both days. Day one was about walking around and checking out the sheep and all the vendors. I’ve fallen in love with these Babydoll Sheep. They are a little smaller than the other sheep and have the most adorable face. If I could, I’d own one.
I was determined to purchase a sweater quantity of yarn for the Uma cardigan
Cozy Color Works had this lovely yarn in a colorway called Jersey Peach. How appropriate.
The next day, I went back with nothing in particular in mind and came home with several purchases.
I’ve been wanting to try spinning on a drop spindle and when I saw this one, I knew it was time to invest in one. The saying is one of my favorites and I’ve used it as a mantra many times when I was about to do something new.
On the way out, I discovered this lovely bulky yarn. Since I’m working on hat designs, I couldn’t resist this yarn by Sheep’s Clothing Yarn Co.
I already used one skein to knit this hat. The yarn knits up beautifully. It’s superwash merino, always a favorite to knit with. I’m working on several hat designs and this was a basic bulky for sizing. It fits well but it’s a little plain.
My other festival this year is a trip to North Carolina for SAFF.