This was the kind of day that one attending a sheep and wool festival dreams about. Cool/cold weather, clear blue sky, bright sunshine, awesome food, great company, lots of sheep and wool.
Had to give you a “car shot” because I just had to. You’d think a person would get used to seeing the colors change year after year but no. It still moves me and this year was special because my aunt, who’s here visiting from Barbados, was so “struck” by it all. It was like seeing it for the first time.
This was taken about 11am. It doesn’t even come close to showing how many people where actually there already. Now I won’t bore you with pictures of the lines and madness over the STR binging that took place. It was the same as last year (see the 4th and 5th pix down). I just can’t believe how nuts we all get over this stuff.
This is the other thing, we/I go nuts over…THE FOOD! If you ever have a chance to attend the festival, you must try this stuff…no words… (that’s mum and sis waiting patiently).
Deep fried, garlicky artichokes, with fresh bread…OMG!
This was other major attraction of the day. The Ravelry meet up.
I can’t even begin to guess how many people where standing on the top of this hill. Amazing. I’ve said it before…what did we all do before Ravelry?
Here are the very necessary animal shots…all beauties.
This one was my favorite…
Look at that face. Those eyes…All he kept doing was nuzzling up to his handler.
But this is really why I fell in love. Check out the club my boy is a member of (look in the upper left corner). Awesome right?
Time for more food. Yes, that’s apple pie a la mode and that is my dad holding it. I was the only one who bought pie then everyone (mum, sis and aunt) wanted some. My dad offered to hold since he is diabetic, there was no chance of him having any. Do you see the measures I have to resort to just to protect my food. I just love my family.
We watched the dog competition while snacking…
Day’s almost over but we had to have a family shot…sis behind the camera.
For the observant among you, that’s my aran coat. I decided today was a perfect day for its first wearing. At first I thought it would be too much but it was bloody cold up there.
This is the first year that I only attended one day but it was so perfect and full, it should be more than enough to hold me over until next year. Pictures of “the haul” coming tomorrow.