Having grabbed sustenance, we headed over to the festival. One of the coolest things about it is that there are lots of demonstrations. The first we watched was of herding dogs. The particular one there was herding ducks. I had no idea one even could herd ducks.
After learning all this, it was time to shop! Unfortunately the Wool Gathering is extremely fiber-centric versus yarn-centric...ok maybe not unfortunate since I didn't want to buy a lot and I don't know how to spin. My sister and niece learned how to use a drop spindle and I bought Sarah a tiny roving ball to practice with. She wanted a large sparkly red one but I told her she needed to get good at it first and then she could have more. We'll see if she sticks with it. I felt like I was nicely restrained in my buying and everything I bought has a plan for it. Behold, my purchases!
I also went to Heavenly Creations on the way home. Sadly this is one of the local yarn stores that is closing. I always hate to see it happen but there were good deals to be had and I didn't even spend all the cash I had set aside for the Wool Gathering. Everything was 30% off so I stocked up on some issues of magazines I didn't have along with some yarn for a sweater. Here's what I bought there:
On Friday we made some big household purchases which I think are the last ones we need. That's right boys and girls, we bought tables!! We've had our eye on a dining set from Cost Plus for a while and thought if we ever saw it on sale we were getting it. I believe we're hosting Thanksgiving this year so we knew we had to at least purchase by November. If you noticed the lovely wood grain texture in the yarn photos above, you were observing the surface of our brand new pub table:
Only 12 more weeks until baby Maegwin could be here!