I love Winter. Cold weather suits me very well. I love coats and hats and scarves and gloves and woollen tights and kickin' boots. By far the best part if winter for me is the Australian Sheep and Wool Show, held in Bendigo every year. Specifically the Ravelry events organised by the wonderful Tara of Mayhem & Chaos fame. Dinner on Friday night with about 100 like minded folk, the kind of folk who appreciate some knitted hotpants! I'm yet to see any pics of myself from Friday night, maybe this is a good thing...
Saturday brought early breakfast! And prizes! I love a good raffle and there were so many amazing prizes donated by fibre folk! I scored an awesome Ravelry tote, which I then proceeded to fill with the fruits of my spending spree!
There's stuff there from Ewe Give Me The Knits, Ixchell, Mosely Park, Wendy Dennis, Fairfield Finns and Sheep Incognito! I love Spendigo! Plus, the wonderful Owen Poad of Majacraft, fixed my squeak, so now I am spinning nice and quietly! I got to wander the show for 2 days, with Mum and Maureen, Tara, and I even got to have a bit of a shop with Mandie (EGMTK)!
My Veyla got their first outing too, even though, due to my ability to loose pretty much anything, they were short a button. (The button turned up on Sunday night, under my pillow ??) I love Ysolda's patterns and these were super easy and cute to boot! Baby alpaca too, so soooooft!
It has taken me about a week to recover from the weekend. With a couple of very late nights followed by full days I was exhausted by Sunday. This is me at Sunday breakfast with alot, my glasses barely hide the dark circles:
And here is what I ate for Sunday Breakfast... I'm sure it contributed to my exhaustion but what could be a better way to wrap up a fabulous weekend than with beer for breakfast with some seriously wonderful people?