Sunday, May 06, 2012

Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival

Well I finally made it to the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival. I have been wanting to go to this event for years and something else was always happening the first weekend of May when it is held.  I hooked up with Loren, an online buddy, and we went on a bus trip sponsored by Rosie's Yarn Cellar from Philadelphia.

I have to say it was all that I imagined and more.  If I were still spinning, I could have wracked up on roving. One day though!!  All that yarn at the different vendors was really overwhelming. Surprisingly I only bought one skein. That's because the stash is huge and I really need to concentrate on making a dent in it.  However, I did manage to win a give away on the bus, three luscious skeins of Louisa Harding Grace Hand Beaded yarn. I also picked up a pattern, some wonderful deliciously smelling soap, stitch markers and buttons.  Most of my purchases were gifts for two of my quilting buddies who have birthdays coming up. Since they pop over here to visit my blog I can't share those goodies.

I got a kick out of all the sheep. These animals are ultimately responsible for all the wonderful yarns that I enjoy knitting and crocheting with.

I also ran into a lot of fellow Ravelers at the festival. Everywhere you went you saw the Ravelry button on someone.  I have a lot of them to thank for all the great ideas and tips they shared about the festival.
So, now that I know what to expect, next year if I go to the festival, I will be armed with a plan of action on navigating the festival.

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