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Kid 'N Ewe and knitters, too!

by Nanc filed under knitting on November 13, 2006 12:38 PM

Sweet cheese and corn tamales, Mabel! Kid 'n Ewe was a whole lotta fun!

Chris and I left Friday afternoon for Boerne, TX. (Pronounced "Bernie", if'n you can believe that.) Our giddy little hearts could barely stand all the excitement so we got on the road!

First stop? West, TX (which is located more central-east, if you ask me) for kolaches at the Czech Stop. Yum!

Traffic, construction, and what-not was not conducive to our mood, so we slipped off the interstate at Temple and took a couple state routes instead. The views were beautiful, the small towns were entertaining (Ding Dong - ha ha ha), and the travel was relatively quick. I [heart] back roads.

Our lodging was awesome; one room of a two-room building, with a large front porch and handsomely decorated. That porch came in handy later that night when Chris and I sat out until the wee hours knitting, chatting, and drinking hard cider. We should've just kept that up instead of attempting sleep (uh... not so much).

Sustenance and refreshments were obtained at The Dodging Duck. Their menu offered a wide assortment of tasty vittles, and we ended up getting quite a few of them. And some beers.

I would love to return to Boerne for another, non-fiber related weekend. The Main Street is rampant with interesting stores and buildings, and they were having their Market Days, a flea market/bazaar like event. Too bad we didn't have the time, but there were alpacas and fiber waiting for us.

There were four buildings set up for the event, but it was tricky figuring out which was which. Spinning, workshops, and angora bunnies were in the first building; yarn and many of the vendors were in the second; the alpaca ranchers were stationed in building 3 (along with some cute fellas outside); and lastly, the cashmere goats were being kept and judged in the fourth building. (And man, were those goats MEAN! I think one may still be stalking me.)

As for vendors, Brooks Farm takes the cake (and my credit card, too). I wasn't exclusive, though, and will show my purchases and list those vendors in another post (once I have pictures).

The knitters/knitbloggers potluck lunch was great! And tempting to many a passer-by. (Mostly for the food, but how could anyone pass by that many fun & lively knitters and not want to join in?) Julia and Christine did an awesome job corralling the knitters and setting up the food. They even had fun prizes to give away, of which I won one of Caro's awesome blogcard holders!

Overly stimulated and tired, Chris and I headed home. We took the back roads again, enjoying the scenery and lack of congestion. A stop for Red Bulls and later for more kolache goodness, and then we were home. If you are ever lucky enough to ride with Chris, there are somethings you should know: her music and iPod shuffle selections are greatness ("It's a rave!") and you should spot those classic VW bugs before she does (ouch!).

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Posted by: Jen da Purse Ho on November 13, 2006 03:07 PM

it's about time you guys spilled about Boerne!! your pics are awesome and im' sure you guys are going to show off your goodies. ican't wait to seeee...

Posted by: P-la on November 13, 2006 03:14 PM

It all sounds like so much fun!! Yeah!!

Posted by: petra on November 13, 2006 03:23 PM

Okay... I am dying for some kolaches! The Alpacas are cute! Did you pet any? Were they friendly?

Posted by: chris on November 13, 2006 03:43 PM

Love the pictures -- I wish I'd taken more shots, especially at the potluck!

And even with the sleepless night on Saturday, I think we make excellent travelmates and festivalmates!

Posted by: aubyn on November 13, 2006 04:06 PM

it sounds like you had fun-i wish i could have joined you. and mostly goats are mean so don't take it personally

Posted by: Kathy B. on November 13, 2006 04:58 PM

Thanks for posting about the festival so that I could get the vicarious enjoyment! Those alpacas sure are cute!! I can't wait to see the loot you picked up, too!

Posted by: kelp! on November 14, 2006 12:20 AM

I love all of your alpaca photos! Can't wait to see the goods that you purchased, I'm a sucker for some good yarn porn.

Posted by: Kristin on November 14, 2006 01:56 PM

Awesome alpaca pics! We'll have to do this again soon.

Posted by: Bot Gurl on November 18, 2006 07:34 AM

Ok now I want to go to Boerne and the Czech Stop! Could the Kid N Ewe be on the radar for next year??

Posted by: Michelle on November 18, 2006 09:20 AM

I'm throwing a cyber temper tantrum here. It's not fair! It's not fair! It's not fair! Well, I guess it was a fair of sorts since it was on the fair grounds, but I didn't get to go, so it's not fair!

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