Wednesday, September 30, 2009

How's The Weather Looking?

According to as of Wednesday 10:30 p.m. it's looking like showers on Friday, but dry for Saturday and Sunday.

Here is a link to the weekend weather forecast for Falmouth, Kentucky. Hopefully the link is updating, but you might hit "refresh" just in case as you click through the weekend.

Dress warm and think happy thoughts about wool :-D.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Traffic Troubles

The one thing (well, besides the weather) the we have no control over at the Wool Festival is the traffic. The number of people coming in and out is staggering - a large five figure number! Here are a couple things I can recommend:

Try to avoid the peak times. Okay, so when would that be? The biggest complaints I heard last year was mid to late afternoon. Come early.

Shuttles. Here is the information off the main festival website. "Park your vehicle at Pendleton County High School on U.S. 27 or hop on board a shuttle bus at the Pendleton County Library on Main Street, downtown Falmouth. Shuttle buses will be running between the Pendleton County High/Pendleton County Public Library every 1/2 hour!

The shuttle bus saves you time parking your vehicle and really gets you there faster with no hassles. Shuttle buses will be running every half-hour starting at 10 a.m. Saturday morning and finishing at 10 p.m. On Sunday the shuttle starts at 10 a.m. and runs until the Festival closes at 6 p.m. The shuttle ride is free and it drops you off right at the festival grounds."

I hope this helps and we see you in just a few days!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Demonstrations In The Wool Tent

Demonstrating spinning with bottle lamb Keebler during a spring festival in my hometown. Boy what I wouldn't give for Keebs to be that small again...although I'm getting a lot more sleep now ;-).

Friday, the first day of the festival, all the sheep and wool vendors demonstrate something to do with their, or should I say our, crafts. We have spinning wheels, several different weaving looms, drop spindles, drum carders, wool combs, needle felting, color blending...

How about everyone who's online jump in and tell a little about what they plan to demonstrate. And for readers who have found this blog - we're trying to get the word out, so pass it along :-) - jump in and tell us what you'd like to see.

Also, while several of our vendors don't have a website and aren't familiar with blogging and commenting, many of us do. I'm working to update the previous post to include links to their sites.

Come visit!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Who's Coming To The Kentucky Wool Festival?

While not a true wool festival (long story), the Kentucky Wool Festival is a fun weekend destination in a beautiful spot of northern Kentucky and at a fabulous time of the year. This is primarily a craft festival, but we do have one whole 100' tent full of sheep and wool vendors and demonstrations this year. There are three other large tents and various outdoor craft vendors as well and the festival food can't be beat. Something for everyone ;-).

As the organizer of the sheep and wool tent, I am happy to promote the following vendors that are signed up for 2009. We may be few, but we are all bringing some really nice fiber and fiber gifts. Come check us out!

And if you have any questions, please send them to me or a vendor listed below. We are sorry the main festival folks are not responding to questions :-/. Hopefully this blog will help.

(thecrazysheeplady at gmail dot com)

2009 Sheep and Wool Tent Vendors

Punkin’s Patch – Sara Dunham

Yarnsmith’s – Amy Smith

Shepherd’s Place – Sylvia Yawn

Tanglewood Farm – Dianne MacDonald

Knitted to a T – Tonia Graves

Ky Sheep and Goat Development Office – Ray Bowman

Flour Creek Wool – Lana Yelton

Dogtrot Weavers and Spinners - Lisa Nicholas

Rock and String – Erin DeAtley

Blueball Mtn. Needle and Spindleworks – Luna Ortiz

Concord Hill Icelandics – Mary Ann Vice

Zoolittle – Tammy Adams

Snappy Knits – Lynn Snapp

Weaving Memories – Charlotte Anderson

Mt View Crafts - Linda Thompson

Flat Creek Wool and Pottery
– Tonia Fedders

Lunabud Knits – Stephanie Stratton

Wolf Run Alpacas – Ingrid Green

Eagle Bend Alpacas