My mom and I are in beautiful Eugene, Oregon, to see the Black Sheep Gathering. It's a lovely event, not too big but not the least bit small, either. It was really hard to leave for the day, but most likely a good idea that we did. There were more than a few fantastically beautiful spindles calling my name, and trying the Louet Julia is going to haunt my spinning fantasies for a while. I should curse Wooland Woolworks for having so many wheels out for test driving. Evil temptresses, every last one of them. But they were so nice, I can't be mad.
The sheep and goats (Parenthetically, I have a hard time distinguishing certain breeds of sheep from goats and am not diligent enough to actually read the tags describing each animal. So if I call something a goat and it's actually a sheep, that's just my own flakiness.) were endearing though I was a bit started to realize how much like Babe, the male sheep were. Yowza! No, I didn't snap any proof, you big sicko.
Anyway, a cute sheep in a coat, makes googoo eyes at me.
And two little goats snuggle up for a nap.
A few more cutie pies over on flickr, if that's not enough.
And if you want still more livestock, here's a little movie I put together to give you a feel for how loud those goats can be.
I swear, some of them sounded like sarcastic older men trying to mimic the sound of goats. It makes me laugh. I'm easily amused.
I also got myself some damn fine roving. I'm so in love with this haul.
And my mom treated me to a gorgeous new, hand blown, glass orifice hook.
For those unfamiliar with the purpose of an orifice hook, I promise, it's not at all what you are imagining.
And of course, my mom got a few nice things too.
All in all, a really fun day.