Special Treats at the Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival

The Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival is an event I look forward to all year long. There are just so many neat exhibits and competitions and classes, not to mention the tons of awesome vendors in the ‘country store.’ For a fiber artist, it’s pretty darn amazing. If you are in the area, it’s definitely worth finding your way to the Jefferson Fairpark this Friday through Sunday (Sept 5, 6, & 7).

Just to make it even a little more worth your while to attend this fab event, a few fantastic vendors have agreed to offer Knitting Sarah readers/Socks with Sarah knitters some special discounts — how cool is that?! Let me share these great offers with you now so you can start planning ahead!

First of all, remember my beautiful Little Wave sweater? If you’ll remember the yarn is Weekend Wool from the wonderful folks at Green Mountain Spinnery and they have a very special offer for Knitting Sarah readers…

GMSwisconsinCoupon-1Just mention the Knitting Sarah Blog or show this coupon for 20% off your yarn purchase!  They have some really beautiful yarns and I so appreciate their dedication to US grown fibers (you can read more about them & their practices here) After Little Wave, you can bet I’ll have another sweater’s worth of wool on my mind!

Bijou Basin Ranch also has a fantastic show special…

bbrPresent this coupon & you’ll receive 15% off your yarn purchase! You’ll remember my Alternato hat as well as my Frais hat both knit in Bijou Bliss Himalayan Trail in the new Outlandish color series. They will also have along 2 brand new limited edition colorways — Autumn & Seaside — in their beautiful Tibetan Dream Sock Yarn.Bijou_BabsYarn_500x500 Dyed by the fabulous Miss Babs, this luxurious yarn paired with such a talented hand-dyer is guaranteed to be a special treat!

And last, but certainly not least a little something from the always wonderful Cloudlover Yarn & Fiber

cloudlover coupon15% off all yarn purchases (just like the online discount we are enjoying through the end of 2014). You can also take advantage of the festival special and buy 5 braids of fiber and get the 6th free! Just show this coupon or mention the Knitting Sarah Blog to receive your discount!

If that isn’t exciting enough, Natalie — the amazing lady behind Cloudlover Yarn & Fiber has dyed up an extra special treat…

Meet the beautiful custom colorway for the Knitting Sarah Blog & Socks with Sarah KAl, Quick’s Point.

quick's pointBased off of a photo I took while hiking in Horicon Marsh around this time of year & named after a favorite trail, this colorway is available in a SW merino & nylon blend yarn (perfect for socks!)…

quick's point 2As well as a SW merino/nylon fiber.  Isn’t it gorgeous?!

 I hope these generous treats have all my local friends excited — I know I am!  I’ll be back tomorrow with a post telling you where & when you can find me at the festival. I guarantee these three booths with definitely see more than their fair share of me!

22 responses to “Special Treats at the Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival

  1. Wow such great deals. I was already excited and looking forward to the festival this year but now I see that there is a special sock yarn of horizon marsh I can hardly wait ; )

    • I’m super thankful I have 2days this year. Friday will be more shopping-centric as my mom is coming and Saturday will be more animal-centric as I’ll be with the kids. Can’t wait — looking forward to meeting you IRL for the first time ever!

  2. Well I’m only 5000 miles or so away from you Sarah, but if I was closer, I’d love to visit. I can see you having your own stall there next time?

    • Lol! That’s too far? 😉 I’m much more likely just to turn up in other people’s booths? I don’t dye or really sell anything, but I love to attend!

  3. This time of year, there are so many posts about fiber festivals, I think I know what my retirement bucket list is going to have on it – go to one in each state. Someday I will get to Wisconsin for your festival, and Rhinebeck – another dream! But for now I will settle for Maine’s wonderful Common Ground Fair and all of its luscious fiber. Just a few more weeks…. I can make it….

    • I’ve been eyeballing the Taos festival as I have a friend nearby, but Shepherd’s Harvest in Minnesota is pretty high on my list as it’d be very easy for me to get there. I agree with you though — it’s be nice to ‘make the rounds’!

      • oh, two more for my list. Taos in general was already on it, didn’t know about a fiber festival… not sure what the better half will think of this, as it will surely fill the stash and empty the pocket book, but I can dream. And maybe while I wait, learn to spin…. have a great time this weekend, I’ll be thinking of you and all the SWS folks

      • Oh, I have a whole list — between fiber festivals and mills/farms that you can visit. I think it’s possible to attend these places and not break the bank. I know with WI Sheep & Wool, I always set a budget and stick to it. Since it’s the only one I visit and I have a year to prepare & save, that helps!

      • that does help, and I do that for the Common Ground Fair. But, if I was going on a trip west, I would try to line it up so I could get to a few of them at a time, and of course, you have to buy a little something everywhere, right? 🙂

  4. Oh, man, soooooooooooooooooooooooooo bummed I won’t be able to make it!!!! Both kids have their first soccer tournament of the season this weekend. We will meet in person someday! And hopefully at a fiber festival or a birding outing or somehow manage both. 🙂

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