not any llama. THIS llama:
he's for sale. i forgot how much. but this dude and i, we could have a wonderful life together.
cookie and i spent a couple of hours at the oregon flock and fiber festival today. the sheep!
the mohair goats!
the pygora goats!
(didn't take a good photo, but they are cute and tiny)
(see top photo)
angora rabbits were also well-represented, and cookie wanted to take a few home. (only $75 per bunny!)
it was hard not to pet all the animals. cookie stopped herself from reaching into pens to pet fluffy livestock several times. only one pen had a sign asking us to pet the sheep; but only under the chin. which i was happy to do.
outside on the lawn there were a lot of vendors selling yarn, garments both woven and knitted, and oh! the roving/fiber/shaved pelts!
look how fluffy and comforting and soft that looks. i would like to hug those, too. it is a good thing i am not a spinner, or i would have had a hard time not purchasing EVERYTHING. as a knitter, i had a little bit of an easier time, as a lot of the yarn is either sold elsewhere in portland or not anything i HAD to have. well, there was an $84 skein of gorgeous tawny 100% angora--the skein was feather light and lofty and soft as a baby's bottom, and lisa souza had some amazingly delicious silk/cashmere laceweight yarn in vivid colors. but i have 83 yarns in my stash as it is, and i need to stop buying yarn.
let me repeat that.
I NEED TO STOP BUYING YARN.
I NEED TO START BUYING LLAMAS.