Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Sheep Fighting at SAFF

While at the Southeastern Animal and Fiber Festival, we saw some sheep deciding dominance.

Monday, October 28, 2013

SAFF: Southeastern Animal and Fiber Festival

This past weekend, Mitch and I went to Asheville, NC, for a fiber festival. We saw llamas, alpacas, sheep and goats. We met up with friends. We drove on the Blue Ridge Pkwy., saw beautiful scenery, icicles and snow on the ground.

And of course, I bought yarn! Lately, I have become interested in breed-specific yarn. That's what made me decide to go to SAFF this year and I was not disappointed.

I purchased skeins of Shetland, Romney, Montadale and Border Leicester. I also got some worsted merino from Miss Babs to make a sweater and her special skein of fingering weight dyed especially for this event.

Purchased a large basket made by a women's cooperative in Ghana, too.

The last time I went to SAFF was five years ago, so it was nice to return.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Week 1 Imaginary Trip to Greece

I'm taking an online watercolor class with Laure Ferlita. It's an imaginary trip to Greece, using reference photos provided by the teacher. Here's what I did in week 1.