aka the Australian Sheep and Wool Show was last weekend, the sun was shining and I have to say I had a merry time there. I shared the day with my gorgeous son, who was liberally treated along the way to assist his patience with my wool gazing, and it worked. Today he told me that he’d had a “lovely time” there, success. Apart from sampling as many treats as I would let him (fudge, Danish waffles…..) he was very discerning in his sampling of olive oils and insisted we return to purchase some on the way out, thanking me when we did for spoiling him – what a kid! My treats were of the woolier kind, my stash has been enhanced and it’s just so good to squeeze all the lovely yarn for future online buying reference. There really is so much to see at the show; we were there for hours and I’m sure I only caught a glimpse of all the beauties. Watching wood turning, spinning and other crafts and checking out the livestock were also highlights we both enjoyed, and as a knitter himself, Felix could certainly appreciate the workmanship in the many beautiful works in the woolcraft exhibit.
I had hoped to take some fabulous pictures, with only my iphone (ha!) when I looked back over them they are all a bit so so and, well, I got distracted by just being there. All is not lost, Kate’s post about Bendi has some gorgeous images if you are looking for some real Bendigo wool show eye candy go and check them out. I’m still gonna post some of mine here though…
giant fleece balls, I’m curious about these….are they decorative or functional?
stash lovelies. I surprised myself with that orange, but it’s pretty amazing in the flesh.
irresistible lace yarn, I forced myself to stop at 4 skeins of this. The colours are amazing – that pink!
where the lovely lace came from, in the hat box…
The Purl Box, tricky to get a clear picture here – it was always full of people! check out the Oyster & Duchess shawls all hanging about. Gorgeous yarn, lovely ladies.
this lady’s beautiful Jacket caught my eye.
note to self for future reference as this yarn comes without a band.
I love the Victorian feltmaker’s felted sign.
I agree with Felix, I had a lovely time too, actually it was a really special day.
Oh and this yarn bombing happened in Bendigo last Friday too.