When we saw that the weather forecast for last weekend called for absolutely perfect weather, we made a quick decision to get out of town and made a reservation at the Resort at Port Ludlow on the Olympic Peninsula. It was everything you would imagine about a small resort on a cove of Puget Sound: quiet, picturesque and good food. I was extra excited when I found out that our visit coincided with the Olympic Peninsula Fiber Farm Tour and Jefferson County Farm Tour.
Everyone was super friendly and happy to talk to us about their craft and raising sheep, alpacas and llamas at the six farms we visited. There was A LOT of fiber and now I am considering getting a spinning wheel or at least a spindle. If you have a recommendation, please let me know!
We purchased a felted Icelandic sheep pelt from Compass Rose Farms and the Dirt Rich School. The cat loves sleeping on it.
We also purchased four skeins of hand-dyed wool/mohair blend yarn and two silk scarves that are felted with alpaca from Mystic Beach Studio. I can't wait to wear the scarves and knit something wonderful with the yarn.
And the highlight of the weekend was meeting these piglets who were less than 12 hours old. So cute. Thanks to the folks at Dharma Ridge Farm for sharing them with us.
It was a great weekend. If you live in the Pacific Northwest, keep an eye out for the tour next year.