Sunday, October 30, 2011

Judy and I were at the last show of the season yesterday, the Yolo Mill In.  We decided to put the Twisted Sunshine booth outside because it promised to be a nice day (regrets to our friends on the East Coast who had their first snow storm of the year!).  We didn't bargain for the wind, which started blowing strong mid day.  I really thought Judy was going to blow away with the tent!  She didn't and we rearranged the booth to make it a little more wind resistant. After a couple of hours the wind died down.

It was a fun day and I got a little sunburnt.  There were sheep shearing demonstrations, hands on projects and a tour of the mill.  I strongly recommend that, if you are local, you attend next years event.  It is always the last weekend in October and is a great family event.  There is a BBQ and the best tamales in all the land!  The tamale I brought home for my DH barely came thru the door and he finished it.

I especially like the story behind the mill, the explanations on how the fleeces are scoured and them made into batts, roving, yarn, etc.  Of course there were the beautiful fibers of Twisted Sunshine for purchase as well as those from many other vendors.  Bad me - no photos.

Our good friend Kristina with her dh Saketh and daughter Geetha joined us for a fun day in the sun.  Judy knit 3 hats and I continued my crazy lock spinning - photos to follow.

I will be going with one of my sisters for a two week trip to Spain in November.  I hope to blog the trip here as well as my exploring of some yarn shops.  Does anyone know of great yarn shops or fiber farms in Madrid, Andalusia or the Barcelona area?  Please message me with your suggestions.  Adios for now!