Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Last Saturday, Josh and I got to go to a "Fiber Festival" that's held here in MN every year. I know the name sounds strange, but that's exactly what it is. It's a chance for all the knitting, crocheting, yarn-spinning people in the area to get together and share their craft!
We watched them shear some sheep (pictured above). Josh's mom, Jody, gave a demonstration on a "Great Wheel." This wheel is 200 years old, and is the same type of wheel that Sleeping Beauty supposedly pricked her finger on!
We also took in some sheep herding. It's pretty amazing to see 1 small dog herd that many sheep into a pen.
Outside, they had a huge "Yurt." Unfortunately, I don't know much else about this thing except that it was really cool.
They had some really great folk music artists there throughout the day.
I think my favorite part of the day was meeting this cute little guy:
His name is Dewey, and he's a French Angora rabbit. Jody (Josh's mom) bought him so she can use his hair for spinning. When he's full grown he will be around 8 pounds, and brushing him once a day will yield a fair amount of angora fibers.
We got to take him home for the evening too! We were so lucky. =) Since Jody had to work at the festival the next day as well we were happy to help out and have him stay for a night. Our cat wasn't so happy though, this is what happened most of the evening:
So that's part of what we did for mother's day weekend! How about you?
Posted by Mikalah at 4:56 AM