And I love the Australian Sheep and Wool Show in Bendigo. Love it!
Last Friday was my third visit to the show and each time I think I love it more. I think I understand it more and I think I am less overwhelmed and inspired by it more.
I love it all the way from the sheep, to the fleece, to the sheep and wool peeps. I love watching them judging, handling, admiring, wearing, spectating and socialising.
I love watching the spinners and weavers and felters and dyers and knitters and crocheters too. I love the passion they have for their craft. I love watching their fingers move, the smiles on their faces and the excited way they describe what they do. I feel like I'm one of them. It makes me happy.
And I love how the shoppers shop. According to their craft, their colour pallet, their yarn weight, their yarn type, their budget.
I love the weaving.
I love the felting.
I love the yarn bombing.
I love the buttons.
I love all the different types of needles and hooks.
And most of all, I adore the wool.
I had such a great time. I Love that my farmer boy did too. Taking a day off farm-work to walk from stall to stall, to chit chat with the stall holders and to carry my bags.
I'm hoping that by next year's show we might have a few woolly friends of our own living here. I'm hoping that I'll be a spinner by then too.
Oh what fun!
I'll have to show and tell my purchases another day, I've run out of room.
Did you go to the show?
Did you have a great weekend?
Happy new week you guys.