Rules for Feeding the Stash

Monday, September 19, 2016

NCFF Was...

I don't even really have words for how much fun NCFF was this year. There were, of course, hiccups (I realized after I arrived in Watertown, SD for the fair that I'd made my hotel reservation for Watertown, NY instead!), but the great thing about fiber people is they're all willing to help a gal and her unicorn out (we ended up staying with the absolutely lovely Celeste, who I'd met before at the Our Common Thread retreat).

I spent Friday night and Saturday morning knitting up some samples for The Dyeing Arts/Cloud 9 Fiberworks booth. My crochet class was cancelled, but Shaina managed to make it up for Saturday and Sunday and walked me through the crochet hexagons and we are both confident that I can make a blanket. (There were many unkind words said about crochet. I don't understand how people can do that for relaxation.)

There were sheep, goats, alpacas, and angora rabbits this year (so fluffy I'm gonna die!!), and I got to catch up with all my fiber friends and meet some great new people. I got plenty of yarn (suprise), and I actually have plans for a lot of it. I got to talk shop with some of my favorite yarnies, and 2017 is shaping up to be a great design year, and I'm super excited. I also got plenty of fun stuff to play with, and approximately a metric crapton of sock yarn.

Basically, the weekend was full of late nights, early mornings, lots (and lots) of coffee, lots of cheap Mexican food, amazing people, great yarn, fluffy animals, laughing, smiling, hugging, and all that great stuff that makes a truly amazing Fiber Fair. I did not get nearly enough sleep this weekend, nor did I eat nearly as many vegetables as I ought to have, I am exhausted and have weird acne developing, but I enjoyed every minute and I can't wait until next year.

Linking up with KCCO

**REMINDER: It's my birthday all month long! Save 26% off all my Ravelry patterns with code "HB26"**


  1. sounds like a great time! I've never been to one but someday hope to go (when I'm retired and can travel).

  2. Cool. Glad it all worked out for you. Crochet seems so different when you first start but you'll get the hang of it. I like having it as a nice change. I've been crocheting for mini swaps.

  3. watertown, ny...watertown, sd----i SOOO could have made the same oops. sounds like you had a blast!!! you aren't going to rhinebeck, too, by any chance??

  4. I wish I could have been there, I love a good fair :) and the smells, and the food if they have any.