Sunday, May 03, 2009

A rainy weekend

Yesterday I went to the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival, and I'm glad I did, today has been raining all day, yesterday was overcast but we did not get any rain. It was also the spring carnival at my son's school and as always we volunteered for one shift at one of the stations. It looked like my kids this year decided that they were too old to play so they spent their tickets on the food, so after our shift I left for the festival minus the family.

I met Holly at the entrance and we wondered around until 6:00pm when we sat down to enjoy a lamb dinner. It was very good. We also saw Jody along with other familiar knitters. See if you can spot me in Jody's photographs :-)

As always the yarn was gorgeous and here is what came home with me.

This is a beautiful sock yarn from Yarns Forever that I'm thinking will be made into fingerless gloves.

Next is Misty Mountain Farm Super Fine Naturally Colored Alpaca. I bought enough to make a lacy sweater. The color is a deeper brown the flash lightens it.

And lastly from Brooks Farm a superwash wool (Solana) in a worsted weight for a vest.

I also bought Kim Hargreaves' book Amber. The designs in this book are gorgeous, I couldn't pick a favorite.

Today I'm planning to do some more quilting. I already have my next sewing project (a garment) picked out, stay tuned...


  1. Seriously, is it ever going to stop raining??? The yarns are pretty.

  2. It was great to see you!!! You got some nice stuff!

  3. I went on Sunday. It was wet all right, but still really fun! And there were NO crowds.
    The down side was that because I could get in the booths and talk to the vendors I ended up spending way too much!
    I'm looking forward to next year already... but I'm NOT taking the credit card!


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