"Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love."
Mother Teresa

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Fiber Fun

Last week my daughter and granddaughter (hereafter referred to as Miss 6) went with me to the Michigan Fiber Festival.  My daughter knits and has tried dyeing yarn. We are slowly indoctrinating Miss 6 into the fiber lifestyle!  We had a great time.

We said hello to some alpacas...

And the softest, fuzziest bunnies.  It was hard to tell some of them were even bunnies....they just looked like big balls of fluff!

We saw a happy sheep (doesn't he look happy to you?)...

And a lot of hungry goats.

After we saw all the animals we had a stroll around the displays.

Of course there were spinners and weavers.  Miss 6 was fascinated by them, as was my daughter.  She bought a drop spindle to attempt to learn how to spin.  She's still working on it.

There were mini-workshops and kids activities.
Here is Miss 6 working on felted soap.

And of course there was lots and lots of yarn.  It was all very tempting for a couple of yarn addicts on budgets.

I stuck to the budget and only purchased 1 (700+ yards) skein of sport weight yarn in this beautiful golden color.  I think it wants to be a shawl.
And I just couldn't resist this cute little lamb.

It was a lovely day spent with two of my favorite people.

Today it is rainy and I can tell that autumn is not too far around the corner.  I'm not quite ready to let summer go...but soon, very soon.

Hope you are enjoying a lovely, still summery day.

Til next time,


  1. Looks like a fun time! I love the gold color of the yarn you bought. It would make a beautiful shawl. Go for it!

  2. awww if she can spin, perhaps i can! I love the pictures of the whole day

  3. What a fun-filled day. I love fiber festivals but it is oh so hard to not give in to temptation and buy everything in sight! :-). Love your little sheep and yarn.

  4. I so admire the spinning. One of my knitting group does it, and dyes as well. For now I need to stick to the "learning more than one stitch" level of knitting!

  5. Well you are definitely getting ready for the fall season with yarn purchases. Looks like a fun event for three generations.
    I was playing soccer with my grandson and he told me I was so cool because most grandmas just knit socks. I knit too, though.

  6. Lovely colour yarn you bought! Looks like a great time!! xx

  7. that yarn is a gorgeous colour. Looks like a fun day.

  8. It sounds like a perfect day to me. So glad you had fun.