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Sunday, May 02, 2010

Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival



This weekend was the MD Sheep and Wool Festival. I went on Saturday which is the most crowded day but also you get better selection if you have something in mind. I wanted yarn for a cardigan, DK weight. I found a beautiful wool in a lilac color, which I don't have in my closet. The caramel color alpaca was an impulse buy, the price was wonderful, and I plan to make a stole/shawl and wear it with my new glass pin.

I ate delicious lamb and got to watch some of the sheep judging. I also admired the 4-H entries and did a lot of people watching when I took breaks to rest from the hot sun.

There were more vendors that I remember from previous years. There were a lot of beautiful hand dyed yarn most of it sock weight and I'm not a sock knitter. I still have some of this yarn that I bought before and have to figure out what to make out of it other than socks.


Isn't this a great haircut?














I got a new phone and since Clio doesn't know that it has a camera I was able to take her picture. Isn't she a cutie?


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My shirtdress is coming along but the garden has been occupying me so the progress has been slow.

5 comments:

  1. When I first saw your pictures (before I read the text), I thought you had brought home a sheep! LOL. It sounds like you had a great time.

    Rose in SV

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  2. It was a lot of fun! But so hot!!!
    I went both days, but didn't plan to buy on Saturday... I didn't have anything special in mind, and didn't want to fight the crowds. So I went through the barns, met a lot of lovely different breeds of sheep, and watched the judging as well.
    You found some lovely yarn!

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  3. Love your loot! Sorry I missed seeing you!

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  4. Oh, that sounds like so much fun!! That's some gorgeous yarn you brought back.

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  5. Hi Lisette. Your little Clio is adorable. I can't wait to see what you make with that sumptuous wool!

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