To say that I had fun would be an understatement. I talked so much, I went over the allotted time frame and we had to stall the fleece sale for another hour or so. I was also overjoyed at the people who graciously volunteered to help make the show flow smoothly; Marjorie, Pat and Kay were with me from the start of the show, none of them knew what they were volunteering for but they all jumped in with both feet and I couldn't have done it with out them. THANK YOU! I would also like to thank Alena and Trina who also volunteered to help :) You guys are awesome!
The Shetland fleeces were also gorgeous, the colour ranges in that breed are lovely and the fleeces themselves were tip top.
Janet from Qu'Appelle was also at the festival, attending workshops and even entered fleeces which placed first and second. It was quite nice to see so many people from Saskatchewan attending the festival this year.
I was in the perfect location to snag a beautiful Capar tiny turkish spindle that was calling my name! It's made from Olivewood and Walnut. I must be crazy because I'm not a big turkish fan, and the little, teeny tiny ones just make no sense to me yet, I couldn't stop looking at it. They have an Etsy shop, I don't think this will be my only purchase from them. Keep an eye out for a spindle review on this one in the future.
Joanne Seiff, who is also one of the coordinators of the Manitoba Fibre Festival, had a couple books that I was very interested in; Knit Green and Fiber Gathering. She signed both for me and I have already delved into them and flagged several of the projects to knit for myself. I also love how both are somewhat reference books in the fact that they are chalk full of useful information and you can tell she has done her research. I highly recommend both, they would be a wonderful addition to your library.