For those of you who don’t already know, Lambtown is a fun little sheep and wool event held each fall on the fairgrounds of charming Dixon, CA. There are classes, fleece competition, art show, retail market, bandstand, food court, and much more. They also offer plenty of activities for the kids including a petting zoo, sheep ride, and even some free offerings, bounce house, sack races, and other fun stuff.
Lambtown is traditionally held the first Saturday in October. Yesterday was the first time I attended, and I have to tell you, I spent a completely relaxing day there.
Newborn My friend Angela brought her brand-spanking new baby. He’s adorable and was sweetly sleeping when we met.
Double Diamond Alpacas had some beautiful alpaca/silk blend on sale. ON SALE! I have been dreaming up something special to knit for a friend’s birthday, and this will be perfect!
Faerie Mountain Fibers had exactly the dove grey yarn I was searching for. I think it was a wool/tencel blend, but I can’t be sure because I gave it to my friend, Lesley. She’s going to knit me a little shawlette for my birthday. I’m insanely excited! Thank you, Lesley!
Carolina Homespun had heaps of Vogue Knitting back issues. I bought them all for five bucks. Pure. Knitting. Porn. I promise, I’m only interested in the articles.
Aaron Lewis taught a class titled, Traditional Knitting With A Knitting Sheath, that I wanted to take. I didn’t register because I wasn’t sure of my plans. He was kind enough to talk to me after his class about knitting sheath tools and technique. I am most grateful, as I recently had a rough patch of tendonitis due to too much fine gauge knitting. The sheath seems like an ideal tool to avoid repetitive stress injury, and I will definitely be in touch with him.
Berryessa Gap Vineyards had a free wine tasting. This was a sweet surprise, as I’m a fan of their wines. I tasted four varieties; 2009 Sunset Rose, 2007 Tempranillo, 2005 Zinfandel, 2005 Syrah. I’d have a hard time deciding on my favorite. They were all good. The Syrah went really well with my lamb sandwich from Trinchan Fresh Bistro.
Trinchan Fresh Bistro is a mom and pop catering operation out of Fresno with some seriously good Brazilian BBQ. I had a lamb sandwich, side of rice and sliced pineapple. Delicious…and tragic. Fresno is a long way away. I will be craving that lamb.
There was a bunch more great stuff. These are only my favorites. It was a wonderfully pleasant way to spend a warm autumn day.