This year's featured breed was the Pygora goat. The Pygora breed was developed here in Oregon by crossing Angora and Pygmy goats. According to Goatworld.com, Pygoras produce 3 types of fleece. Type A is similar to Angora, Type C is like Cashmere, and Type B is blend of the other two. Pygoras come in several different colors a number of which were on display at OFFF.
This little goat was snoozing.
And this guy thought the hay was sweeter in the pen next door.
But this is OFFF, and there's work to be done. Time for the judging. Some of the goats were more cooperative than others.
There were, of course, other animals. I had to stop by and see the alpacas. This fella's kerchief said he was for sale. Sadly, zoning rules prevented me from installing him in my back yard.
I got to the llama barn in time for some of the judging. This one was patiently waiting his turn. I just love his color pattern.
Fiber Arts Competitions
Over in the main pavilion the fiber arts competition entries were on display. Here are the top winners in the crochet competition. Fabulous work.
I love this winner from the felting competition. A pile of puppies!
Here are some more of Juneko's creatures.
Always In Stitches Crochet Guild Display
Designer Laurinda Reddig of ReCrochetions lent us this gorgeous dress she created for her sister's wedding.
VendorsAnimals and competitions and displays are nice, but then there are the vendors. Oh, yeah. There were many wonderful vendors. Here's Boss Kitty in front of her booth selling hand dyed yarn. Love the cat ears!
I also loved her sale section. Where I got two skeins of sock yarn at half price because the color didn't come out matching the designated colorway. Not a problem for me. It's lovely just as it is.
Fierce Fibers is another of my favorite local dyers. She displayed these lovely shawls created in her yarn.
The gray and red shawl in the photo above is Decadent Bliss by Laurinda Reddig. Here's my version of that shawl crocheted in Fierce Fibers lace weight in the Staycation colorway.
Fierce Fibers also sells hand dyed roving. Note the special qualities of her products as stated in the sign below.
I made a purchase at one other booth which I unfortunately didn't photograph. Raya of Blissful Knits had a sale section that I couldn't resist. I tried, but I spotted one skein that just called to me. I put it back and decided that I'd buy it if it was still there when I returned later. It was! (Not that I put it back at the bottom of the sale basket and covered it with other skeins or anything. No, no. Not me.) This was the last skein of this yarn in this colorway. It's her 80% merino/20% nylon sock yarn. I just love the colors. You can't really see it in the photo, but there are gorgeous shades of amber and red.
That's it for my weekend at OFFF 2017. Has anybody else had any fiber festival adventures lately?