What we came home with: A shirt for my little lamb to grow into.
This gorgeous wool yarn that I just couldn't walk away from. I think I might knit another fisherman's sweater out of it for Baby F. The family selling it was one of the kindest I have ever met and the girls and I enjoyed a nice conversation with them while we watched the father spinning more yarn.
K received a drop spindle and wool as a gift from the family we bought the above yarn from. She wants me to teach her how to use it. It has been a few years now but I am going to try. C and L also got things at the fair as well. C won a lamb in a raffle and L ended up with an airplane. Not very sheep-like but he was happy none the less.
One of my big ambitions for the Trailing of the Sheep festival was to find some local, Idaho wool so that I could dye it with local plants. I figured if anyplace was going to have Idaho wool it would be there. Would you believe that every vendor I visited was from out of state? Most from Utah, Montana and Oregon. My bubble was burst. Then I found Wonderland Alpacas. They are actually located not too far from our home. I picked up a couple of skeins of alpaca yarn to try my hand a dyeing. The owner was telling me she could bring me more if I like it. I have been wanting to knit with alpaca yarn anyways. It might not be what I was envisioning but I think it is still pretty great.
Okay more to come. I think it's best I save anything else to say for the next post - my brain just can't seem to function at the moment!