Last night my LYS Westport Yarns brought Susan Gibbs to town for a trunk show of her Juniper Moon Farms fibers. It was great fun. Susan has a great deal of energy and passion for her sheep and wool - and as a side bonus, she tells the best little stories about life with a fiber artist. I think we can all relate.
Susan brought her Juniper Moon Farms books filled with lovely patterns. Of course, no trunk show would be complete without myriad delightful samples from her books for everyone to try on and touch and feel. I didn't take any pictures last night (shame on me), but you can read Susan's blog post from her first trunk show earlier this month to get a feel of the night.
Well, you know I couldn't very well walk out empty-handed from such an event, don't you? I bought ten skeins of her wonderfully woolly Juniper Moon Willa (kinda sounds like Wilma, don't you think?). I knew I wanted to make a jacket out this marine blue fiber - and immediately found a pattern on Ravelry - Aidez - that should be perfect for me. I might follow Estella's lead, though, and change the cable pattern on the back of the sweater like she did. I'm not sure that the trellis look is right for me.
Thanks Susan and everyone at Juniper Moon Farms for your wonderful trunk show. Of course, now that I've visited your JMP blog, I'm thinking that one of the Farm Stays might be something to dream about. It sounds like great fun...