Monday, October 6, 2008

Got Wool?

We had a blast at the Kentucky Sheep and Wool Festival this past weekend! I think everyone had a blast. Now how often does that happen? We all worked really hard to try to put together the best sheep and wool tent the Kentucky Wool Festival has ever had. I've only been around for a few years and I thought we'd done a good job, but when some of the original festival founders came by and said this was what they'd always hoped it would be, I knew we had.

Not only was the tent completely full of sheep and fiber vendors, it was completely full of quality sheep and fiber vendors. Well, except for maybe one exception.

Dolores Van Hoofen made a brief stop on her whirlwind campaign tour running for President on the Fibertarian Party ticket.

Okay, for those of you not already familiar with Dolores and her bid for President, use the two links above for the whole story. In a nutshell, after Franklin, a very talented knitter, spinner, artist, author (with a new book coming out!), photographer in downtown Chicago ordered two pounds of Romney wool, a sheep, Dolores, showed up on his doorstep.

Fast forward through several years of hilarious adventures (don't really fast forward as you'll enjoy the read), Dolores is running for President. To the delight of everyone in the US and around the world, Franklin has (basically) allowed Dolores to make campaign stops anywhere she is (basically) welcome. Dolores couldn't pass up a chance to transform the Kentucky Sheep and Wool Festival into the Ken-TACKY Sheep and Wool Festival.

She was as entertaining as we all suspected she would be and made friends (mostly) everywhere she went, especially with Leon (although on second glance, I actually believe he has the same bewildered look on his face as the gentleman learning to spin in the first photo).

Dolores left promptly at the (basically) start of happy hour (aka 3:00) and I know everyone is excited to see where she'll show up next.

Here's a little something to use as "hand sanitizer" for your computer screen.

I want to thank everyone for all their hard work and especially everyone who made a trip out to see what we were up to. I hope you all had as much fun as we did and we are looking forward to seeing you next year at an even bigger and better wool festival.


Dianne said...

Delores (and Franklin) crack me up! His post (July 2) about meeting famous knitting people at TNNA is one of the funniest things I have ever read. I'm sorry I left before Delores showed up. Would have loved seeing her in "real" life!

Dianne said...

Hope she doesn't find out I mis-spelled her name!

Joy said...

Great looking display, and what a hoot that Dolores showed up ;) - love the bunny comber!

barb :0) said...

I had such a great time at the festival Sat. !!! It was such a treat to meet you and I am sooo excited with my treasures that i bought from you !!!! It was a perfect day ....... thank you !!!!

String said...

It was great seeing you friday (I'm the one who owns Baby Belly's fleece)


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