Yesterday I was bad. I was so disappointed Saturday that I could not go to the annual spinning and weaving guild show. I had really been looking forward to it. Have I mentioned that I am stubborn? Yesterday I medicated myself and went. I felt almost human and I made as little contact with other humans as possible, not wanting to spread the plague. Honestly, the fresh air felt really great. It was a short trip and I paid for it later, but it was nice to get to see a few things. In case you are wondering, this is a very small show and was not very busy on the second day, otherwise I would not have gone. Disappointing for me, but good for the pocket book was that most of the rovings and yarns that were really awesome were gone. But I did buy two handwoven dish towels that I will have to photograph later. They will be for my bread baking (when I cover the dough to rise). Below are pictures of what else I saw:
Sacramento is supposedly the Camellia Capitol of the World. There certainly are a lot here and they are very pretty. These are just a few different ones. You can see the weather was nice - close to 70*!
This lovely lady was a greeter. I don't have permission to show her identity, so that is why she is missing a head. Look at her lovely modular knit vest! She was making sleeves for another sweater as she greeted visitors.
This is a close up for Kimberly because she sews and doesn't interesting things with all her weaving. The purple heather handspun was so gorgeous too. I would have loved a whole sweater just from that!
There is a theme each year and this year it was something like beauty from nature. This is from a King Palm and the fronds are woven back onto itself. It reminded me of seaweed I have found dried on the beach.
I saw a couple people spinning on Lendrums (which I have) this time. They seem to be getting more popular. The gal was spinning while I took this picture. These yarns coordinate with another she was spinning and she said they will probably go into a woven blanket.
These are two blankets the same spinner has woven. Honestly, I think it takes as much talent for someone to design beautiful with neutrals as it does colors. I think she has a great sense of balance in her designs.
This was not labeled as such but I believe this is from the Dale Ingeborg pattern or a modifcation of it. It is all from hand spun Corriedale, Romney and Merino. I love this design and have thought about altering it for myself some day.
This sweater was so beautiful. Simple, yet elegant. I love how the knitter/designer took the lace panels and staggered the height. It really adds to the overall design. The same person spun, designed and knit this garment.