Shepherd’s Harvest 2006

Saturday, my parents and I went to Shepherd’s Harvest. It was overcast and cold enough that we wished we had mittens or gloves. (There were some for sale, but we didn’t buy any.) So, no MDSW good weather mojo, but at least it wasn’t pouring rain like it did at NHSW (look at the 2nd and 3rd pictures here; and don’t forget to scroll down for an awesome family portrait!). There were a lot of local knitbloggers there all weekend, but I didn’t see any familiar faces in the crowd. I found some cards and little SP gifties, but I also bought a POUND of yarn from Blackberry Hills. Here’s one view with Munchkin sitting next to the skein.

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This is fingering weight 100% Persian wool, 1200 yards. And it’s colorful, blues, greens, yellows, purples, and brown. There’s another picture of the same view without Munchkin. Isn’t it amazing how different it looks on the other side? (Please do excuse the phantom paw!)

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I thought these colors would be great for socks… but there’s A LOT of this yarn. And I feel something modular would be a good match for this. A shawl, stole, or maybe a blanket. I bought two cool sock “Mystical Mosaic” patterns from Blackberry Ridge:

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Mom absolutely loved (but didn’t buy) this sewing basket from Tall Tale Yarn and Basket Shop.

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We saw cute angora rabbits, cashmere and angora goats, so many sheep we can’t remember the breeds for most of them, llamas, and a few alpacas. Two of my favorite pictures.

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Mom won a door prize! We picked it up right before leaving. It turned out to be a Blackberry Ridge sock kit, woohoo! “Shopping Socks” with pockets, Sock of the Month, August 2003.

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I was surprised by the texture of Blackberry Ridges yarn, both at their booth and again with this sock kit. It’s hard to explain, it’s springier, yet doesn’t have a smooth finish. I look forward to seeing how it knits and wears. This sock yarn is sportweight, so it will knit up more quickly than usual. : )

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3 Responses to “Shepherd’s Harvest 2006”

  1. Pink Dandelion Says:
    June 2nd, 2006 at 11:40 am

    LOL! Adorable little ‘phantom paw’ I’ve always thought those little teeny paws were the cutest part of a kitty.

    That sheep looks sooo blisfully happy. It’s like “the” sheep expression LOL

    I want to see how your pound of yarn knits up! Neat colors!

  2. Gramdma and Aunt Carol Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 7:11 pm

    Hi, Grandma and I enjoyed reading the daily entries and the pictures. You do a great job. She also got to look at the cards you sent . She says Thank you very much.

  3. Chris Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 3:04 pm

    I heart Blackberry Ridge! That pound o’ yarn is great – maybe a shawl? And no need to make excuses for phantom paws – I love ‘em. :)

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