Sunday, 19 July 2009

The Bendigo Sheep and Wool Show

I spent a lovely day on Friday at the show. Unfortunately it wasn't all day because we had to leave early afternoon. It was great to see so many Ravellers there.

There were lots of sheep.

And heaps of fleece:

I always like to start the show with the competition entries. And this year I was particularly keen because I know one of the entrants. Recognise anything Val? They were a bit hard to photograph because they are all behind glass.

I've seen this scarf before!

I met ms gusset from Ravelry with her wonderful display of hand dyed sock yarn.

I feasted my eyes on all the colourful fibre.

I indulged in a little stash enhancement with sock yarn from Ewe Give Me the Knits

and some laceweight from Glenora. The dark plum skein is Alpaca and silk and the blue one is pure silk.

Before heading home we also made a quick trip to the Bendigo Woollen Mills. The shop was packed but I did get to meet Jacki (Jackik71) and Sam (pattymelon). And I bought some of the new Luxury yarn (very, very soft) to knit this.

A good day indeed!


T. said...

That is some NICE stash enhancement.

Mary said...

Gorgeous yarn choices for your stash!

Cybèle said...

Looks like fun! I've done a sewing show a few times but last time there were a number of knitting stalls too, which I found the most interesting. I may just have to do the knitting show this year.

Sam said...

it was lovely to meet you and your lovely Rogue Amanda!

Anonymous said...

Good haul and great pics :) maybe next year I'll get there :(

Megan said...

Nice pictures- looks like a fun time! You definitely got some great yarns.

Pat said...

ahhhh.... fiber.... yarn fondleing.... stash enhancement... aren't yarn shows great.