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May 9, 2009

From Susan — Shepherd’s Harvest Sheep & Cold Festival

Filed under: Updates — lv2knit @ 5:18 pm

Another visit to the place where fiberholics go for their fiber fix!  This time, it was Shepherd’s Harvest in lovely, quaint Lake Elmo.  I volunteered to staff the MKG booth from 10-12.  One of our tasks was to provide Ravelry pins/nametags for peeps who would be attending the Ravelry Meet Up at 12 noon.   We were inundated by Ravelers!  It was great seeing all the faces behind the familiar Ravatars! 

12 Noon — Off to the Ravelry Meet Up: imagine 20-30 people standing in a circle staring at each other waiting for something to happen!  I’m not sure if anything actually DID happen, because I left to shop and wander.  It was too cold to stand there (50 degrees, but felt colder), and I had already seen all of the Ravelers (see Paragraph 1A)!

I did make a small purchase:

Shepherds Harvest by you.

The numbered markers will be great for my current WIP.  It has 12 pattern repeats.  I always think I am almost to the end of the round, but then realize I have lots more knitting to go.  By numbering where I am, I will not be deluded into thinking the round end is near!  And what can I say?  I saw the lil Sock Monkey and he had to be mine.  I also bought some honey for my honey.

Can you guess what this woman is doing?  She is spinning angora right off the bunny!!  Apparently the bunny LOVES the gentle rocking of the treadles.  Several people said to me as I was getting out my camera: Hey, this is great blog material!

Shepherds Harvest cropped by you.

Anyway, it was fun to run into so many MKG members and quite a few readers of our blog.  Now it’s time to do some serious knitting!  Yay!


  1. I adore the angora spinner — what a great bunny, too.

    Comment by kmkat — May 9, 2009 @ 5:30 pm

  2. That looks mean to the bunny! But he looks content, so I guess he must be happy! Love your sock monkey and the stitch markers look really useful!

    Comment by Aim — May 9, 2009 @ 5:57 pm

  3. Did you get some of those numbered markers for your favorite sister (whoever that might be)?

    Comment by surly — May 9, 2009 @ 6:25 pm

  4. It looks like today was fun! I can’t believe the bunny just sits there for the spinning process. I hope I see that tomorrow as well.

    Comment by Eryka Jackson — May 9, 2009 @ 9:08 pm

  5. Those markers are a great idea-did the vendor have a website?

    Comment by rudee — May 10, 2009 @ 11:13 am

  6. I had a moment when I saw the picture of the woman with the angora. That used to be me! I started spinning and raising/showing angora rabbits when I was 14, and regularly used to sit and spin straight from the rabbit. In fact, my favorite buck was nearly that same color…and I think the wheel in the picture is another version of the one I had. Wow! Thanks so much for the trip down memory lane!

    Comment by Kristin — May 10, 2009 @ 6:45 pm

  7. Hey, I recognize those purchases! 🙂 Thanks for blogging about it. One of my customers today clued me in that you were her enabler. hehe. I wish I had been able to take more time to walk around myself. I completely missed the bunny spinning. All the more reason to return next year, right? Thanks again!

    Comment by Jackie L. (JL Yarnworks) — May 11, 2009 @ 1:02 am

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