Last week I had the pleasure of attending my first outdoor fiber festival. It was a very small and informal affair called Spinner’s Day on the Farm in Healdsburg, CA, in the heart of wine country. On a sunny Sunday afternoon a bunch of spinners and other confirmed fiber afficionados gathered for spinning & knitting under the shade of enormous trees, a potluck lunch, yarn & fiber vendors, and a fun raffle at the end of the day. Here are a few more photos:
I’m still working on tweaking the full set of photos (my camera was set incorrectly so they need a lot of work), but my friend Toni took some really good photos and posted them along with a great diary on her blog, KnitFun.
In related news, I came across this terrific video slide-show, narrated by Clara Parkes, describing last month’s Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival. Clara is the editor of the Knitters Review and author of several great books on knitting & wool. Make sure to view the video in full-screen mode if for no other reason than to admire all the cute sheep! I’m not sure why, but I had to turn up the volume way up on my laptop in order to hear the narration in this video. Watching this video makes me wish I lived on the East Coast. Then again, I think about where I live (San Francisco Bay Area) and I realize how lucky I am.