[Warning: Picture heavy post ahead]
This afternoon, my mom, Bear, and I drove to Shaker Village in Canterbury, NH for Wool Day.
I suspect that the Star Trek Convention people are laughing at us right now, but it was SO COOL! We got there kind of late in the day since we couldn't leave RI until after Bear's wee gymnastics class. The first stop was the big tent where there were weavers, spinners, dyers, amazing lace, and a trio of women all working on one shawl all at the same time. Bear even did some felting of her own!
We watched a sheep be shorn of it's wool. Wicked cool. And watched Todd, the amazing Border Collie, work his herding magic.
Then we went on a hay ride through the gorgeous Shaker land.
And of course, ended the day with some stash enhancement. Shaker handspun (and hand-dyed I would assume).
I also picked up some soap for my Fall Into Autumn swap pal and made progress on my SITM socks on the drive there and back (about 5 hours total). The Star Trek people are definately laughing at me now.