Christmas, Family, fiber festivals, Knitting, Weather

Fall Fiber Festival

Last Saturday, I enjoyed a day of bliss at the Fall Fiber Festival at Montpelier with my lovely Mother-in-law, Phyllis!


As you can probably tell, it was windy, cold, and damp…


… for most of the morning, the wind blew a chilly falling mist around and around. It was rather impossible to stay dry and we were so glad we’d brought our rain coats!


Even with the chill, wind, and wet, we had a marvelous time walking around,…


…chatting with friendly vendors,…


…admiring handsome animals, …


… gazing at gorgeous yarns…


…and samples,…


… and examining knitting, crocheting, spinning, weaving, rug hooking, and dying tools and equipment of every sort imaginable!

Phyllis was in need of a yarn swift and ball winder, so we kept an eye out and we found the most gorgeous yarn swifts at the Knitting Notionsย booth!


These swifts are made out of beautiful wood – you can choose between oak, cherry, and walnut. The craftsmanship is superb as they consist of four carefully shaped pieces that fit together with wooden pegs holding them in place.


The other neat thing about these yarn swifts is that instead of clamping onto the edge of a table, these sit serenely on the table top! (I ended up getting one too)!


I couldn’t resist this lovely skein of mohair/wool/nylon boucle in the Dancing Leaf Farms booth… The texture and colors (the color way is called “Sapling”) just calls to me!


I also purchased this lovely skein of Beezigns B’Luxor, in alpaca, silk, and linen. It’s a wonderfully soft, yet hardy 3-ply hand painted in rich blues, purples, and greens.


Now I just need to find time alongside work, house chores, and all the baby and Christmas knitting (yes, I’m working away at a bunch of Christmas gifts that I hope to finish on time!) I’ve got going on, to work on two more knitting projects!! Piece of cake, right?! ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ‚

It’s become a favorite little tradition now between Phyllis and I that we shop for each other’s Christmas gifts together each year at the Fall Fiber Festival! It’s always worked out super good for us – we have lots of fun, we neither of us have to deal with any stress or pressure about finding the “perfect” gift, and last but not least, we get to enjoy giving a gift that we know the other really wants/needs! (And of course, let’s not forget that we get to enjoy a gift that we really wanted and can/will use!!

What about you? Been to any great Fiber Festivals recently? Got any clever little Holiday traditions you’d like to share? Do you gift handknits to your loved ones? If so, how’s your Christmas knitting coming along? Feel free to share in the comments, we’d love to hear all about it!

4 thoughts on “Fall Fiber Festival”

  1. Wow, there is just something about a festival that makes it great, regardless of the weather. Looks like you had a good time and got the most beautiful goodies.
    I am loving your Beezigns Bโ€™Luxor, in alpaca, silk, and linen. It looks so soft, and shimmers in the light. ๐Ÿ™‚
    Thanks for all the beautiful photos, its like being there as well.

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    1. You are so right! With a festival, the weather doesn’t matter!!
      Oh yes, I love the Beezigns yarn too! I’m still looking for the link to it on their website, but when I find it I will link to it on this post! โ˜บ๏ธ
      Thank you for your kind words about my photos!

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  2. It was great fun to hear your description and experiences. I planned to attend but dear friends visited my home so maybe the next? Thanks for salting the oats with your beautiful enthusiasm Marsha FitzGerald

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    1. Marsha, I’m so glad you enjoyed the post! I do love sharing things I enjoy! โ˜บ๏ธ I hope you had a lovely time with your friends!! And I’m sure you will make it to the next Fiber Festival! โ˜บ๏ธ

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