Monday, April 25, 2011

CGFF: Photos

Here is a slideshow of the whole busy weekend:

You can find the whole album here, with captions and people labeled.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Door Prize Winners

The Columbia Gorge Fiber Festival is over for this year at least. I'm puttering along getting everything back to normal, as it were. It was an incredible learning experience and I have lots of ideas for next year's show. Yes, there is going to be a next year. I thought I would clear on thing up and announce the door prize winners here on the blog:

I have emailed the winners who provided email addresses. Everything is labeled and ready to ship so winners should see their prize in the next few days. And here are the winners:
Dicentra Designs donated a whole stack of Mt Colors patterns so those were added to several of the other prizes.
  1. Kathee Nelson Art Yarn donated a skein of Lamb Silk - 50/50 SW Merino/Silk in Color Summer Begonia + Mt Colors Ripple Socks Won by: Marilyn Smith of Washougal,WA
  2. Alpha B donated a skein of BFF B Sock in Color Budou + Mt Colors Fish Ladder Socks Won by: Shelly Watson of Portland, OR
  3. Sincere Sheep donated a skein of Tenacious Fingering Yarn in Color Anura + Mt Colors Kathy’s Socks Won by: Deloris Conrad of Estacada, OR
  4. Three Fates Yarns donated a skein of Eponymous in color Think Mint + Mt Colors Diana’s Trail Socks Won by: Debbi Stone of Hillsboro, OR
  5. Abstract Fiber donated a skein of Mighty Sock in color Sweet Pea + Mt Colors Kathy Socks Won by: Elaine Biggs of Vancouver, WA
  6. Abstract Fiber donated Polwarth 4oz in color Vineyard Won by: Thom Myers of Redmond, OR
  7. Pico Accuardi Dyeworks donated a skein of Louie Love in color Blueberry Hill + Mt Colors Cashmere Fingerless Gloves & Scarf Won by:Janine Vuylsteke of Forest Grove, OR
  8. In the Buff donated 1oz of German Angora Won by: Joan Benedict of Hood River, OR
  9. Star Eagle Fiber donated Handpainted SW Merino 4oz Won by: Cindy Marasco of The Dalles, OR
  10. New Hue Handspun donated Bam Huey Fiber 3oz in color Agean Sea Won by: Brooke Sinnes of Napa, CA
  11. Knitted Wit donated a Cupcake Kit Won by: Sheryl Ramm of Edmonds, WA
  12. Stitchjones donated a skein of Crinkle Worsted in color Jollygreen + Mt Colors Patt Won by: Laurie Weinsoft of Portland, OR
  13. LavenderSheep donated a Columbia Gorge Fiber Festival Project Bag + Merino Silk Lace in color Berry Pie + Mt Colors Feather & Fan Shawl Won by: Cheriti Watts of Portland, OR
  14. Leave Only Footprints Fiber Arts donated a set of Stitch Markers + Mt Colors Patterns Won by: Jan Jaqua of Sandy, OR
  15. Plover Designs donate an Aluminum Leaf Shawl Pin & Mt Colors Patterns Won by: Janet Anderson of Vancouver, WA
  16. Textiles A Mano donated a Skacel Sock Kit Won by: Beth Webber of Portland, OR
  17. Textiles A Mano donated a Skacel Sock Kit Won by: Carol LePage of Forest Grove, OR
  18. Textiles A Mano donated a Skacel Sock Kit Won by: Tiffany Cook of Portland, OR
  19. Textiles A Mano donated The Knitter’s Year Book by Debbie Bliss Won by: Lynn Fike of Vancouver, WA
  20. Dicentra Designs donated 50% Merino 50% Cultivated Silk - 2oz in color Don Quixote Won by: Lois Johnson of Stanfield, OR
  21. Dicentra Designs donated a selection of Mt Colors Patterns Won by: Susan Place of Cascade Locks, OR
  22. Dicentra Designs donated a selection of Mt Colors Patterns Won by: Jaymi Osbar of Lenore, ID
  23. bluegirl knits donated 2 Patterns - Machu Picchu & Wayna Picchu Earflap Hat patterns Won by: Melanie Thompson of Hood River, OR
  24. Gardiner Yarn Works donated a signed copy of Toe-Up! By Chrissy Gardiner Won by: Joanne Fish of Beaverton, OR
  25. Spindlewood Co donated a Knitting Bag by The Bag Lady and a Rosewood Nostepinne Won by: Michelle Adams of Carson, WA
  26. Rainbow Farms Pygora donated a Sample set of Pygora fiber - 1oz Won by: Deborah Hucke of The Dalles, OR
  27. Crystal Creek Fibers donated a Fiber Varieties Basket, including samples of Angelina and Silk. Won by: Rick Swayngim of The Dalles, OR
  28. Lantern Moon donated a Basket of goodies including needles, silk bags, and more. Valued at over $300. Won by Nancy Roach of Hood River, OR
A big thank you to all of the companies who donated prizes for this event. It definitely added some extra fun to the show!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Counting Down

I am down to the last couple of days before the Columbia Gorge Fiber Festival! What an experience it has been so far! I'm sure I won't get to blog again before it is over, so I thought I would give a little peek at two new yarns appearing at the show:

First this is the Cashmere DK. It is a limited edition because I have only been able to procure 20 skeins of it. After it is gone it will be replaced with a cashmere silk blend. It is 100% cashmere. Recommended needle: 5-7US. All of the available skeins are on the website and will be at the CGFF!

The other yarn is Angora Lace. Unbelievably soft and fuzzy! People I have shown it to have had a hard time putting it down. It is 100% angora. Recommended needles: 0-2US. Thankfully it hasn't been discontinued, so it should be around for a long long time! All colors available in the shop and at the CGFF!

Friday, April 01, 2011

Columbia Gorge Fiber Festival

Happy April!

The CGFF is only 2 weeks away! I'm super excited and a bit nervous to see it all come together! I have all sorts of fun things planned for this year and even some ideas for next year! Make sure to check it out April 15-17 at the Hood River Inn, Hood River, Oregon!