I got away from work early on Saturday and made good time to Bendigo where the first thing I saw was one of their historic trams, decorated for the occasion by yarn bombers with particularly nice crocheted bunting. No pictures unfortunately as I was driving and the traffic needed my full attention. There was just enough time to visit the factory shop at Bendigo Woollen Mills before they closed. They do a good job with mail order but it’s not like being able to touch the yarns and of course, sometimes there are bargains.
It was a beautiful day and the sun was shining even though it was cold.
I spent Saturday night with a family friend who despite advancing years is still managing on 4 acres.
Next morning I got to the Sheep Show at the showgrounds just in time for the woolcraft parade, here are just a couple of examples of the very creative garments on display
There were sheep,shearing
and sheep dog trials
And of course there was the woolcraft display where I found that both of my entries had been placed second in their classes.
By early afternoon, I’d seen everything I needed to see at the sheep show and went downtown to see the newly opened exhibition at the gallery – all sorts of underwear dating from around 1600 to the present and yes Queen Victoria’s knickers were there as well. After that I went back and collected my jacket and scarf and headed for home, about 2 hours away