Today, since I am busy packing to go to SAFF, I offer you a Blast from the Past--a re-visit to last year's My First Trip to SAFF post. Enjoy and I hope to see you there this year!
From Nov. 1, 2013....
Last weekend I finally made it to Saff! The Southeastern Animal Fiber Fair has been going on for 20 years, and I've tried to go in years past, honest. This year: success!
The fun thing about fiber/knitting events is getting to see folks I don't see all the time. Wendy and I got to touch base for a bit and swap Indigo dye stories and plans for world domination via knitwear. We get closer to our goal all the time...
Pat slowed down long enough for a blurry pic with me. I've decided that I will start a blog one day and it will be filled with pics of me and Pat, running into each other at fiber fairs. I think that's a good plan, because Pat makes me (and everyone else, for that matter) smile, and we should all smile more, right?
My goal at Saff was to find a really good Turkish drop spindle. No, make that, a GREAT one. Turns out that Knitty and Color is a wonderful source of top-notch Turkish drop spindles--well-made, beautiful, and reasonably priced. I can't recommend them highly enough!
For roving, I went over to Gale's Art and, despite her enormous quantities of amazing hand-dyed roving in a million beautiful colors, I bought natural, sheep-colored roving. I loved it and that was all that mattered.
Last February I taught a class at the SC Knitting Guild's Knit Inn and afterward, the lovely Gail contacted me with a finished pic of her class project. As I was walking through the barn at Saff, I saw that project and knew I had seen it before. Sure enough, it was Gail herself, and the shawl was even more gorgeous in person!
Overall it was a great trip--cold, exhausting, exhilarating and fun! Do I want to go back again next year? Absolutely! Will I dress a little more warmly if the forecast high is less than 50 degrees? You'd better believe it!