Taos Wool Festival – October 2009

Finally, over three weeks since the event, I’m writing this post about the Taos Wool Festival!  I took so many pictures, it took forever to go through them and decide which ones to use.

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Taos Wool Festival - October 2009

The Wool Festival seemed a bit bigger and busier than last year, it seemed like there were more booths around the sides and more in the middle area, too. Of course, last year it was rainy and cool for the Wool Festival and this year the weather was gorgeous – sunny but not hot and just a hint of a breeze.  The Ravelry Meetup was in the center area of the festival, there were quite a few people there – Mary Heather from Ravelry was there and I recognized a few others from the Ravelry Meetup in Santa Fe in September.  The highlight of the Ravelry Meetup was meeting Stephanie Japel and Paula from the on-line class with Stephanie for the Fitted Raglan Shawl.  You can read more about that in this post – Finished With Mirth . 

Ravelry Meetup at the Wool Festival

Ravelry Meetup at the Wool Festival in Taos

It is always fun to look at the various fiber producing animals – alpacas, llamas, sheep and goats.  Some of the goats are so tiny and cute. 

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Very Soft Bunny

This year there were also a lot of rabbits shown at the festival.  Some of them were so soft, it was a treat to stroke them.  Some of the rabbits looked like little, furry dogs.

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Fuzzy Bunny

There were many booths selling yarn – lots and lots of yarn in millions of yummy colors! 

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Beautiful Colors

 It was really wonderful to see all this beautiful wool.  It looks like a cheerful yarn rainbow.

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More Yarn

All this yarn for sale was just the tip of the iceberg.  There were also many booths selling fleeces and roving for spinning and spinning equipment as well.

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Even More Yarn

There were also booths selling finished goods made with wool – rugs, hats and many other unique things.

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Unique Things

Some of the booths I enjoyed from previous years were back – I love the knitted animals that are for sale in this booth.  The patterns are available, too.

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Knitted Animals

Lots of interesting people were there, too.  It was fun just to sit down and watch.

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Spinning Lady

One of the nicest things was meeting up with three young women from our La Jara Knitting Group and looking around the festival with them! 

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Nicole, Joanna and Mary Jo at the Wool Festival

 Afterwards we went out to a late lunch and had a fun time looking around Taos.

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Joanna, Mary Jo and Nicole at the Taos Plaza

My husband managed to maintain his patience while walking around the festival – he was even gracious enough to carry my lime green Namaste knitting bag for a while without getting (overly) embarrassed!

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My husband with my Namaste bag and our dog.

All in all, it was a very fun day.  It would have been EASY to spend a lot of money on all that beautiful yarn but I managed to restrain myself and only bought three skeins – one worsted weight, one DK weight and one sock/fingering weight.

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Purchased at the Taos Wool Festival

You can click on any of the pictures for a larger view.

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2 Responses

  1. yay the wool festival! oh Jack is such a good sport – looks like you all had a wonderful time… now I’m dieing for you all to come visit!! by the way, I LOVE the skein on the left in your photo, good buy!

  2. What great pictures! Wish I could have been there this year. I love all 3 skeins of yarn you got. I would just love to get my hands on all the yarns at the festival…. a knitters dream…lol.

    Thanks for the nice comment on my blog. My socks were so much fun to knit and now I’ve started another project, fingerless gloves for my DD. Hope to get them done quickly since they’re fairly easy. She works at the library in Farmington and wears her fingerless gloves all winter long. I love her wearing my creations.
    Marilyn

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