Today was the barely publicised Coloured Sheep show in Cranbourne and Kate and I went to check it out. We had very few expectations, but figured even f it was a bit of a non-event we would have a fun road trip.
Well, it exceeded all expectations. There were sheep, goats, chickens and rabbits to look at and pat.
There was a heavy emphasis on spinning, with loads of complete fleece for sale.
I was very restrained, but I did buy 200 grams of fibre from Beer and Skittles. It's two braids died the same colours, one with sparkle and one without.
I also bought the yarn for Kate Davies Epistrophe. I've been wanting to knit this out of White Gum Wool for a while, and being able to see the colours was very helpful.
I decided on yarns that were quire tonally similar, while on line I had been thinking about much more contrasting colours. So, a very fun, interesting day, and I got to pat a goat.