Saturday, June 13, 2009

BLACK SHEEP GATHERING -- JUNE 19th - 21st -- Eugene, OR
This is my last post before heading off to the Black Sheep Gathering up at the Lane County Fairgounds in Eugene, Oregon. The show is scheduled for next weekend, Friday, June 19th through Sunday, June 21st. Blarney Yarn (Miryha Runnerstrom) will join me in Booths 49 and 50 this year. Please stop by and see us. We'll have loads of handpainted rovings in many different blends; handpainted sock yarn; hand-dyed cotton/bamboo yarn by Miryha; and many of our own patterns. We'll also have some beautiful handcrafted knitting bags by Laurie Weinsoft from Oregon. Here are some of my handpainted merino/silk rovings, ready to be labeled: "Chili Peppers", "Embers" and "Golden Eye".
The Black Sheep Gathering is one of my favorite fiber/wool festivals. I'm hoping to come home with a couple of new fleeces from the big fleece sale. Here's a skein of superfine merino yarn I spun last week, using two of my colorways plied together: "Brandywine" and "Sangria".
Another skein spun last week -- randomly handpainted baby camel/silk plied with merino/cashmere.
Lovely Miryha kindly offered to model one of my patterns, "Margie's Braided Cable Tam", which we will have available in our booth. This version was knit using my handpainted sock yarn.
And these adorable little booties are "Lois' Baby Booties", designed by Miryha, knitted with yarn I spun from a merino/cashmere roving I handpainted. This pattern, along with 100-yard balls of handspun yarn, will be available in our booth.
So we look forward to seeing many of our fiber friends come next weekend. For those who can't make it to Black Sheep Gathering, I will be reopening my Etsy shop and posting many new items upon my return -- after June 24th.

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