Oregon Flock and Fiber Festival
In just a couple short weeks the Oregon Flock and Fiber Festival will be here!!!
I am extremely excited! This show is not only the best fiber show I have ever been to, but it is where my Duets first started.
Last year was my first year there as a customer and a vendor. As a customer, I don't remember having much will power...I came home with 7 (yes, 7!) raw fleeces...to this day I am occasionaly reminded of this by a few folks in my knitting group, that also attended OFFF, in oh so subtle ways ("hey Ange, how are those 7 fleeces coming along" or should a conversation come up about over indulgence "hey Ange, didn't you buy 7 fleeces last year").
Anyways, in addition to the 7 fleeces, I had an absolute blast as a vendor. The customers wandering around looked just as amazed and excited as I was to be there. Often times they would be pumped with excited after just getting out of a class or just heading to a class. I met some of the nicest knitters and spinners ever at this show!!! The vendors around me were also fantastic! I was right next to the editor of Spindilicity and what a pleasure it was to meet her! And her magazine is great too!
Like I said, last year was when the Duet line was introduced. I had Duet spinning fiber and Duet Sock Yarn in addition to some other commercial yarns-it was a small booth but knitters and spinners managed to find me because I sold out of everything Duet in the first few hours! I was shocked and excited all at the same time!
I have been working my buns off making sure any knitter that comes to my booth will have a chance to grab some Duet Sock Yarns. 'Exactly how much yarn would be enough?!"....this thought keeps me up at night. I am filling bins full of yarn like the one above to bring with me,
but I don't know how many people even know about OFFF or live close enough to attend and since this is really the only time Duet Sock Yarns are available in person and I sold out the first time, I don't even know how to guestimate how much I will need.
Well, that said, I better get back to work and create a few more colorways today!
Can't wait to go to Oregon Flock and Fiber Festival!!!! Hope to see you there!