The Great Lakes Fiber Show in Wooster Ohio

Last week when I was visiting my two Columbus, Ohio families, I popped into 614 Knit Studio to get a sock needle and some sock yarn to knit men’s socks.  Believe it or not, I hadn’t taken enough knitting projects with me.  I ended up staying almost ten days instead of five and had completed two projects.  Thought I’d get a jump on some Christmas knitting.

When I was at the shop, a sign on the door said the shop was going to be closed Memorial Day Weekend because they were going to be a vendor at the Great Lakes Fiber Show in Wooster Ohio.  When I entered Wooster into my Maps App it was a mere hour and fifteen minutes from Laura’s house and on the way home (sort of) to Pittsburgh.

Here’s owner 614 Knit Studio Owner Andrea Panzica

I bought a merit badge pin for a couple of knitting friends. I had to tell Andrea it was because of her sign at her shop that I came to the Great Lakes Fiber Show

Look at this gorgeous Studio Dog Fibers yarn they are featuring

Here are some of the vendors I met at the show. People at Work

Do you have a Spinning Wheel that needs repair or servicing?  Here is Ed Jr.  Ed the Wheel Healer. Located in Oberlin,Ohio you’ll have to email or give him a phone call as they are not on social media.

 

Look at all these Inkle Looms! Chuck and Angie own Egill’s Woostuffs 

Here’s Chuck with a cutting board of Spalted Walnut, Cherry and ____?_____and Angie with a handmade loom.

  Chuck ELECTROCUTES some of the wood for this effect. He showed me a video of the process

Recycled Yarn Co has an Etsy shop sells cranked tubes to make socks by adding cuff, heels and toes. I’ve knit several pairs of Opal yarn socks and it’s hardy and long wearing. Thanks to my friend Terry who introduced me to the brand.

Joanna’s Boutique has the most beautiful silk scarves and clothing with nature prints.  She sells roving and fiber, buttons at her Etsy shop

 

Merino wool sneakers for sale from WOOLLOOMOOLOO

Knitting Needle Jewelry by Bur Oak Studio from Danville Indiana

I bought a basket (woven in Ghana) from Frog It Yarns I’ll use it to hold my front porch knitting

How about these custom wooden needles by Ann Carpenter? And the cotton cord is made in Poland from recycled clothing.

Watch a short Sheep Herding Demonstration on YouTube

thank you Andrea for telling me about the Great Lakes Fiber Show

Blooms and Butterflies at Franklin Park Conservatory

Columbus Ohio. Franklin Park Conservatory exhibits. Laura, Anna, Charlie and Roy and I walked through the different exhibits.i liked the colorful butterflies in the Rain Forest. The train display opens June 3rd so we have to return.

A fairy garden
Through the waterfall
A lactation pod First time I’ve seen one

The Flag Project at Rockefeller Center

There wasn’t much wind to capture the food images on the 193 flags. There’s a shot below of Prometheus eating a slice of NY Pizza. Info on the Gilded Prometheus sculpture here

I caught a glimpse of Nathan’s Hot Dogs Flag
Prometheus eating NY pizza
Bagel or doughnut?
Fries
One gust of wind