I've never been to the Fiber Festival either, or heard of it for that matter. What is it like? Have any of you been to City Knitting in East G.R.??
Fiber Festival has classes and vendors from the critters all the way to yarns, books, patterns & needles. There are "fiber" animals (sheep, alpaca, etc.) in the barns, "raw" fibers, wool combs, spinnings wheels, hand spun & dyed yarns that you just don't see in yarn shops. One vendor had tons of knitting books. I'm planning to take more classes in 2007. Can't wait!
I took the "beyond beginning knitting" class this year. There was a woman in that class from GR and she highly recommended that shop. I've visited the website and it looks great. I want to visit in person, but if I visit, I will buy. I'm trying really, really hard to buy as I knit. Last hobby was stamping and I have a boatload of stamping stuff in the closet I haven't used. Have you been to the shop? Do they carry Skacel Natura circular needles? I'm still trying to settle in on a favorite circular need brand.