This last weekend the Mr and I drove up to Lompoc to visit our friends Mette & Tom at Ranch Of The Oaks. It was the annual flower festival up there which was pretty neat. I didn’t know that Lompoc was the seed capital of the United States and where I’m used to seeing produce fields there are instead fields of flowers.
As always there was some farm animal visits.
I have to say I’ve been wanting to get into the big pasture with the donkeys since I met Mette. I was amazed that they both came right over and were happy to get any kind of attention from us.
Of course there are llamas but they aren’t nearly as friendly.
All in all the weekend was a blast. We kept Mette & Tom company at their booth at the craft fair for the flower festival. I spent the whole time crocheting and the Mr spun 12 ounces of alpaca.
This is made from a little under 400 yds of Icelandic Wool from Ranch Of the Oaks. This is probably the nicest lopi I’ve ever felt. It’s amazingly itch free that I doubt a lot of people would know what kind of wool it was.
I’m not sure what I did with the crochet pattern because I’m not a good crocheter. I think it’s a half double crochet? But I’m really not sure.
I am done with my apres surf hoodie and just have to take pictures. It’s awesome. It’s probably the prettiest thing I’ve knit next to my Lady Elanore and I know I will get quite a lot of use out of it. I now have to think of the next big project 😉
Until then I thought this sign was funny.