I am very excited. Again.
This time I am hugely looking forward to this weekend's Shepherd's Harvest Sheep and Wool Festival. If you are anywhere near Minnesota this weekend, you should stop by. There is lots to see (mostly sheep or llama related, but there are some very ambitious herding dogs as well), and buy (mostly wool related), and hear (great music), and eat (lamb burgers!) and do (classes).
One of the things that you will see there is, well, me. I will be tending my little bit of the table that will also be sporting a display of the extremely delightful book "The Wee Mad Road". My folks will be tending the table, as well, and they are very charming. Please stop by and chat with them; they will show you a good time. And check out the book while you are there. It really is lovely.
There will also be knitting and spinning classes. I will be taking one of each - the knitting one will be from Anne Modesitt, and I am really looking forward to meeting her in person. There will also be weaving classes and dyeing classes and other interesting things, but I simply didn't have time to be taking them all, as much as I would love to do so. Maybe next year...
I don't crochet - at least, I haven't crocheted until now - but Timary does, and she has a pattern for these little nesting bowls for sale at her Etsy store. You can make them round or square, in 5 sizes.
Aren't they cute? She is letting me sell them at a reduced price at Shepherd's Harvest, as a sort of charity fundraiser for my extremely fledgling business. She is the sort of person who goes far beyond the call of duty when her friends are gormless enough to have arranged to have table space that would otherwise be displaying... table space.
(See how I cleverly work in that Scottish adjective, bringing you back to the beginning of this post?)