Saturday, July 20, 2013

Sheep show report 2013


Bendigo was, as always a good time. The weather was a bit crap, but it is the middle of winter, so that's to be expected. I guess because this is my fourth or fifth year I got through the shopping part of my day pretty quickly and spent a bit more time at the business end of the show, looking at sheep. I saw a judging of sheep - which were owned or had been bred by school. There were no sheep at my school when I was a kid!


I also watched quite a bit of shearing, and generally wandered around the sheep sheds, oohing at lambs

Laughing at this very relaxed sheep,  and  just hanging out, absorbing the atmosphere.





As for the shopping, all the yarn I bought was on my list, which is a good start. I bought six skeins of sock yarn, three for me:


And three for Leon, it was great to see these masculine but slightly interesting yarns:

What I thought was a jumpers worth of alpaca, but I miss read the label, so it's only a vest's worth - which is fine, because I had a vest on my list that I hadn't managed to buy for.

I bought a kilogram of Bennett and Gregor for a jumper for Leon in the most luscious, delicious dark brown


And 200 grams of spinning fibre. So it was quite controlled, but that should keep my busy for a little while.





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