Estes Park Wool Market


The fam and I are headed up into the mountains this weekend to attend the 22nd annual wool market! If you are in Colorado, have an idle weekend and are even vaguely interested in fiber art and the warm cuddlies that produce our wool, you should consider coming up as well. I’m looking forward to hearing about how handspun wool is judged in competitions, and also to the sheep dog competitions. Not that we need sheepdogs, but they are awesome. There will also be vicuñas, a rarer cousin of the alpaca, and I can’t wait to see them (have a look at this post for an explanation of the alpaca family tree). And on top of all the events and exhibitions, it’ll be cooler up at 7500 ft. Hard to say no to that.

Maybe this evening I’ll attempt to get that frustrating beaded yarn done, so I have something to show you. This weekend, I just wasn’t up to it. I mowed the lawn instead. Which took about five minutes, and is not a good excuse.

About cliffhousealpacas

Once upon a time, my dad drove by some funny looking animals standing on little dirt hills in a field. Thus, the dream of an alpaca ranch was born. Now, we are embarking on a grand adventure of raising alpacas and becoming fiber artists.
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3 Responses to Estes Park Wool Market

  1. geri says:

    I cant wait to see you – will come bearing gifts……………..a continuation of the celebration of your birthday!

    I am so with you on the beading frustrations! I am trying to play catch-up – gone for a week in Cody (for Jerry’s firefighter school), home for a week, gone for two weeks to Illinois and Lincoln Neb, home for a few days……………. But, I forced myself to face the beads and got through one beaded skein of Brittany. I will bring it this weekend too. See you soon:)

    • And I definitely didn’t succeed at facing the beads last night. 😦

      Well, I have fiber for you! And I’m never oposed to making my birthday last a month or more 🙂 Can’t wait to see you. It’ll be good to catch up!

      Maybe I’ll finally have this yarn done. But I’m sure there’s trim in the house somewhere that needs painting. And it’s bad when you’d rather paint trim than spin.

      • geri says:

        That is sad – I have mucho construction to do……but, since I finished the beaded skein, I decided to spin some bamboo, which is interesting! So, to avoid both, I decided to be outside, which only leads to pulling weeds, etc. Now that is bad!!

        It will be great to see you too – some birthday stuff AND some “happy home purchase” stuff. As always, cant wait to get some more fiber (that we will face when we can!)

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