SHEEP AND WOOL!! SHEEP AND WOOL!!!
Maryland Sheep and Wool was a total BLAST!! (even though most of the time I was really stuffy and kinda dozing with my eyes open in a state of awe. I'm not sure if this was the wool fumes or all that damned pollen.) Mom and I are most defiantly going next year. (Just choosing a different hotel!!) I was fully expecting the festival to be like Walmart 5am Black Friday, it was busy but not that bad. I'm glad I didn't bring the kids, my head would have exploded!! Saturday morning we headed over to the fairgrounds from Fredrick, after fighting off a bus that really thought he was special and didn't have to wait in line (gr) like everyone else (double gr) we parked and made a bee-line for The Fold's booth. Lookie I scored these babies before they where all sold out!
Left to Right Boysenberry, Tigers eye, Scaponia, and two Lorna's laces Carol Green from the stall across the way
Mom and I went and visited Autumn House Farms a scooped up two more hanks of Sumptuous. Which they now call Del Rio in Fox Grape.
mmmm.. so soft
We wondered around for a little bit, Mom bought us both a darning egg. I've been (sorta) looking for one for awhile now. This summer I'm going to look around at local auctions, thrift shops and such for some antique ones. I went into the next booth over, Susanne's knitting shoppe and bought a Koigu Charlotte's web shawl kit for $55.
oh yeah, I bought the two blue hanks at the end at the same place I bought the LL
Then we had lunch. I had a lamb-burger, I hate to say this.. but it was good!! After lunch we headed over to the stage area for the knit blogger met-up. Where we met fellow knit bloggers
We went outside, wondered around looking for Brooks Farm. I found Tintagel Farm, and sinfully bought (the middle and then the top hank) 50/50 Kid mohair and fine wool in color Bramble, and a hank of 100% Silk in colorway Waterfall ($15!!!) Could you have said no, I didn't think so!! At that point Mom was tired of listing to me sniffle and whine about my feet hurting, so we headed back to the hotel.
Sunday morning I was determined to find Brooks Farm. So we headed back to the festival. I was suckered in to one booth where they had a few hanks of this lovely outside, next thing I knew I was at the counter buying it!