Good Morning from the Yarn Barn!
It was a beautiful misty morning here in Somerville, OH. I snapped this photo on my way to work today and was amazed at how much it looked like an 18th century American landscape oil painting. Seriously, check this out!
Anyway, we are finally back in action after the Wool Gathering!
This weekend was a blast!
With it being our first year participating in the festival, we were a little unsure of how the weekend would go. Fortunately, everything went very smoothly. In fact we had such a good time, we already have our booth reserved for next year!
For those who don't know, the Young's Dairy Wool Gathering is two day festival hosted every September to celebrate all things fiber arts. The festival has been running for 22 years and is one of the largest fiber festivals in the area, hosting more than a hundred vendors among its three giant tents.
The Wool Gathering is an amazing opportunity for fiber enthusiasts from all around the nation to gather and share their passion and creativity. It's a great activity for children to learn about fiber and farming, and a perfect fall weekend getaway. Not to mention, the festival is hosted on a Dairy farm that produces the most delicious ice cream and artisan cheeses ever, so basically you leave the festival satisfied with arms full of fiber and stomachs full of butter pecan ice cream :)
Carrie, Emma, and I ran the booth on Saturday and Robbie joined us Sunday to help pack everything up. Speaking of Robbie, there never seems to be any pictures of him, but he is doing great and working as hard as ever in the mill. I'm going to have to snap a photo of him soon...
Anyway, Overall, the festival was very organized. We had electricity, tables, and chairs provided for us, and everything went very smoothly and according to plan.
As a vendor, it was encouraging to see so many friendly, creative shoppers visit our booth and check out our yarn. The best part about selling yarn is having a customer tell you that your yarn is perfect for the project they've been wanting to make. If you've bought yarn from us, or just want to show us what you're working on, please post a picture to our Facebook or Instagram, we LOVE to see what everyone is working on!
Speaking of projects, here's a quick snapshot of a hat I recently started working on with our Cherry Cordial Worsted Merino yarn. This yarn is hearty, warm, and knits up so quick. I love it!
Thank you so much for catching up with us. I know these posts have been pretty short recently, but we have lots going on here at the Yarn Barn. If you have any questions, feel free to comment or leave us a post on our Facebook page, we'd love to hear from you :)
As always ~keep crafting~ and we'll be back next week with more Yarn Barn news!