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Lambtown 2010

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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. 

Personal Highlights:

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.

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Author: moknits

I'm an addict. I obsessively shop for yarn and pattern books, then knit like a fiend. When I'm not knitting something out of someone else's head, I'm thinking up designs of my own. When I grow up I want to be Elizabeth Zimmermann. On the rare occasions I'm not knitting, or thinking about knitting, or shopping for knitting, I sometimes bake, cook, garden, read, and exercise. The exercise is not by choice. I only do it to manage pain from a herniated disc. Exercise for me works better than Vicodin, and I highly recommend it.

7 thoughts on “Lambtown 2010

  1. Oh my word, Harry is adorable! So sorry I missed out on seeing the new little guy, and drooling over the yarn selection. Yesterday was scorching hot in Apple Hill, but much pleasanter weather for the evening owl release in Clarksburg.

    If multiple entries are allowed, sign me up again for your yarn contest!

  2. Good to see you yesterday Maureen. I love Lambtown and wouldn’t miss it. Glad you had a good time.

  3. Geez, if I would have known that there was more to do than gaze at yarn and fiber at Lambville, I might not have just stayed home and, well, worked. You had me at wine and roasted lamb.

    • You never know what you’re missing out in the world until somebody tells you. Love your avatar by the way. Is that a garden gnome?

  4. Good day!This was a really admirable blog!
    I come from milan, I was luck to find your subject in digg
    Also I get a lot in your blog really thanks very much i will come again

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