Taos Wool Festival

My husband and our dog.

On Sunday, October 5th, we went to the Taos Wool Festival. We’d been in Taos on Saturday but the Festival was already finished for the day by the time we got to town after our drive through the mountains to see the autumn colors. My husband said he didn’t mind driving back again on Sunday so we decided to go.

It was raining a bit when we first got there but cleared off shortly afterwards. There were lots and lots of booths with all sorts of things having to do with wool – not just yarn. There were rugs, hats made from felt, hats knitted and then felted, fleeces – everything wool.

There were booths set up in a big circle and stuff in the middle, too.

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There was so much beautiful yarn – I didn’t get any though.  It was very expensive but mostly I have such a huge stash already that my husband had to build a shed for me in our back yard to store it! 

One booth had the most amazing knitted items – dolls, airplanes, lizards – everything! They are really works of art – knitted sculptures. The patterns for knitting them were sold, too.

 

 

There were pens with llamas, alpacas and goats. The alpacas are such cute animals, they are more friendly than the llamas as well. The little goats seemed almost like pet dogs.

Many of the booths were selling fleeces and spinning wheels.  We’ve been to the Wool Festival many times and I always think it is more geared towards spinners than knitters. Spinning looks so interesting but I’ve never really been tempted to try it.

 

It was fun to walk around and see all the wool related stuff! The yarn pictured below was my favorite – it is such a pretty color.

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