Friday, September 24, 2010

Your "roving" reporter from OFFF

Hello, one and all, I am writing this from the Oregon Flock and Fiber Festival.  I arrived a day early (it actually opens tomorrow, I get here a day early so that I can stake claim on MYstuff see what new items have arrived, and I have done this for a few years now.  In fact, the vendors have just started assuming I am another vendor. 

I probably will be writing a shorter blog, I am using an unsecured, somewhat slow (it's faster than dial-up, but not by much), and very spotty connectivity, it varies from fair to poor...  Pictures might or might not happen until I get home.  But I will try and describe as well as I can.

Right now, with set up, it looks like a big campground, all sorts of big white, blondish, and blue or green tents.  (Why that is the common color for plastic tents, I don't know.)  Fiber, on and off the animal.  In fact, yours truly was petting a lovely little Angora rabbit.  I haven't gone into the barns yet, but there is always some llamas, alpacas, sheep and goats.  Occasionally exotics, but not as much the last few years.  Chinchillas the last couple years, we shall see what wonders await me in the barns tomorrow.  I like going in the barns early, when there isn't as much "traffic", and feeding is usually the most activity.  (When you are used to getting up at 5, this isn't hard to accomplish...)  Walked around the main buildings, spinning wheels, yarn, fiber, more fiber, more yarn, drool puddles...

Oh, that was me.  Never mind. 

I have worn my Citizen's Academy shirt to this for a year or two, and wore it again this year.  I then have to tell people I am NOT security.  I finally just said a non-committal "hmm" when something was mentioned about my "job".  I guess when you are setting up, and see someone walking around with a star on the t-shirt, it makes sense that you'd figure it was security of some ilk. 

Well, the connection here is getting iffy, my eyelids are drooping, (bedtime for Cat), so I will wrap it up with a wish that all my readers are doing well, as I can't seem to call up much in the way of blogs (even my own), and so I will say Good Night, and will write more fluff tomorrow.

If I am not busy buying it...

8 comments:

  1. Cat, When you made this post I thought I had seen the OFFF mentioned before. Check this out:

    http://kenleighacres.wordpress.com/2010/09/23/have-you-heard/

    They have the most beautiful Jacob sheep, I would be curious as to what you think of their display.

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  2. I'm jealous! buy lots of yarn pron for me!

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  3. Hope you`re having a great time!

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  4. That connection sounds like mine!

    That sounds like a wonderful dream! I hope you didn't let yourself get too carried away!

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  5. Chai Chai:

    I actually was able to make it to her booth, a couple times, but she was busy each time, but those little felted lambs are unbeliveably cute!

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  6. Fru-la-la:

    Does fiber pron count? I could probably insulate a small house with my stash...

    Cat

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  7. Feral Female:

    I am, did, (back home, so I guess it's PAST tense...)

    Cat

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  8. Sharon:

    Yes, it sounds like your provider needs a serious arse kicking... Amazingly enough, I came home with a (small) amount of money, which for me is really astounding, so yes, I behaved myself. Sorta... Although fiber sniffing is looked upon strangely by some. ;)

    Cat

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