Iowa Sheep and Wool Festival

This morning I picked up Ivy and we headed north to Ames for the Iowa Sheep and Wool Festival. I ogled sheep. I contemplated buying an expensive coffee mug. I considered becoming the type of person who owns a darning egg. I lost all resolve to buy yarn in moderation.

From L to R I bought: Garden Wool & Dye Co. Local Wool worsted dyed with black oak & titanium, 2 skeins of Garden Wool & Dye Co. DK New Merino dyed with indigo and Osage orange, Quirky Fiber Werks BFL in Razzle Berry, Yarn Geek Fibers Galvanizer in Dr. Nancy Grace Roman (Mother of Hubble), Leading Men Fiber Arts Showstopper Mini Skein in Mother Earth, Blue Bird Aplaca Ranch Cormo/Tencel Sport weight yarn, and Blue Bird Alpaca Ranch Fingering Cormo/Mohair/Tencel in pink.

I went crazy with yarn buying. I am now 44 g in the hole on my yarn diet.

I also went overboard with Iowa Sheep and Wool Festival products. I bought a package that included a project bag, sticker, enamel pin, and t shirt. I totally broke my make/thrift/mend resolution by buying a shirt, but it is the only time I’ll break that rule this year.

I’m now going to wind some yarn and look on Ravelry for project ideas, as I have a lot of knitting to do. Do you every go overboard at fiber festivals?

15 thoughts on “Iowa Sheep and Wool Festival

  1. Great haul! I find it tough to control myself at festivals as well. I look forward to seeing what you make with the naturally dyed yarn. I saw their yarn at the Great Lakes Fiber Show and almost bought some. I guess I have more control than I think!

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  2. You got some amazing finds! Very great haul 🙂 Yes, I totally go crazy and festivals. It’s a once-in-a-while chance to find some really unique things. Also, being kind of submerged in the atmosphere does something to the resolve. Call it yarn fumes and enjoy the result!

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