ELVIS and the Australian Sheep & Wool Show


Hi Fellow Knitters,
Ferg and I had a great time at the Australian Sheep and Wool Show at Bendigo. Usually when attending these shows we travel with our caravan. Sadly the caravan was damaged so we had to find alternate accommodation just a few weeks prior to the show. All of Bendigo was booked out but Ferg found a nice motel in Rochester, a 45 minute drive from Bendigo. The drive to and from the show was very pleasant. On the first morning, as the sun rose, it bathed the trees  beside the road (especially the bare trunks) in a beautiful pinkish glow. We were in a hurry so we said that we would stop for a photo the next day. Wrong! All the other mornings were overcast and dull - no magic - just scrubby trees.  Don't put things off, especially at our age.

Being an agricultural show, not a craft show it was a very different environment for our stall. There was a vast range of stallholders. One of my favourites was just opposite us. It was Woolerina, specialising in soft Australian merino clothing and run by Warwick. The venue was so cold, both Ferg and I each bought a pair of his extra thick fine merino woolly socks. We sure needed them over the next two days. I also bought a stylish beanie from Signatur Hand Knits.
Knitting stall at the Australian Sheep and Wool Show
 

There were many fashion parades over the three days, all interesting. Some were from retailers of woollen clothing and some were the winners from the judging of entrants into various show categories.

A trip to Bendigo is not complete until one has shopped at Bendigo Woollen Mills. My purchase was the extra yarn needed to complete my Entrelac blanket. So far I have finished two panels for the blanket.

Entrelac knitting and Bendigo woolllen Mill shop

The ELVIS, Straight From Graceland exhibition was a highlight from the few days we spent in Bendigo, along with an excellent meal at the Italian restaurant opposite the gallery.

Sign off from Daphne at SipKnitYarn