Lambtown Wool Festival in Dixon, CA

This weekend I got to go to Lambtown – a sheep and wool festival that’s held every year in Dixon, California. Dixon is a 2 hour drive from where I live, but it was totally worth it, because I got to see a ton of cool things and squish a lot of yarn and fiber.

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Counterclockwise, from upper left: An art yarn spindle by SpinGlitz, adorable yarn bundle by Wonderland Dyeworks, a cute yarn cone tree, and fiber braids by Wonderland Dyeworks.
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From left to right: Yak, camel, and silk fiber braids by Greenwood Fiber Works, rug design samples by Wooly Walkers (it’s like coloring with yarn!), and gigantic knitting needles (aka Weapons of Mass Construction) by SpinGlitz.

I also got to pet a bunch of really cute sheep and learn about different sheep breeds. The sheep were very fluffy and open to being petted and scratched.

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Some sheep types include; Rambouillet, Bluefaced Leicester, Jacob, Corriedale, Romney (may or may not be pictured above – I did not do a good job of keep track of which sheep was which…)

And there were sheepdogs!! They were doing a sheep herding demonstration. It was fun to watch, although I wasn’t exactly sure what the goal was – it sort of seemed like the dogs were just moving the sheep around for the sake of moving them around.

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And, of course, I bought some yarn. I got 2 skeins (595 yards each) of some super soft alpaca from Fanfare Farms in Vacaville, California.

Fanfare Farms Alpaca Lambtown 2017

I think I’ll use this yarn to make the Elibelinde sweater, which I saw in Issue 22 of Pom Pom Quarterly Magazine.

All in all, I had an awesome time at Lambtown, and I will definitely go back next year.


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