Yesterday, Cindi, Barbara, Neesie and I carpooled to the Torrance Fiber Festival where we met up with Amanda and Lydia, and our friends from San Deigo: Michelle, Rebecca, Kelie and several of their friends who all drove up for the event.
The fiber festival is rather small, but nonetheless it’s still a fiber fest and one of the few ones locally, and it’s still fun. Lots of yarns, fleeces, roving and gadgets were appropriately fondled and petted.
(click on images to enlarge)
Photos: Top row: Denise and Cindi shopping at one of the boothes; Row 2: Barbara with her effervescent smile; Village spinnery’s booth; Row 3: I got goofy and made them pose for a self-portrait; Rebecca, Michelle, Cindi, Denise and me; Row 5: Cindi; the sock on the left had tiny tiny stitches (I’m guessing it was knit on US 00 needles or smaller.)
We didn’t stay at the festival very long, but we all walked away with some small purchases. I got a cone of 8/2 Tencel yarn in a lovely icy blue and Maria Erlbacher’s Twisted-Stitch Knitting book. I also ran into several other fiberistas that I know from a former knit/crochet/spin group (which I haven’t attended in about 6 months) and a couple of other people with whom I’ve crossed paths.
With our stomachs growling, we all (13 of us) went to a yummy Japanese noodle shop and had giant bowls of piping hot ramen. We all nommed and slurped our way through a large portion of our respective bowls. There were some burnt tongues too, but it was worth it.
Photos: We got silly at our end of the table and decided to take a picture with everyone wearing one of my Liberation hats, which I brought with me because I couldn’t decide which one to wear; Rebecca and Michelle looking so cute and adorable.
Barbara and Cindi took some other pictures, which I’m hoping they’ll upload and share soon, so I can steal some of them to post. 🙂