Thursday, May 10, 2007

Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival

I had such a good time at the Maryland sheep and wool festival. It’s just an awesome almost overwhelming sight to see all the fiber. I have to say the most enjoyable part is to be around other people that have the same appreciation for the art that comes from wool. It has been hard for me to pick what pictures to put on the blog from the festival but here they are.

This guy was in the parade of sheep. In this picture he is waiting to be sheared.


and Bunnies.


Made some felt flowers. The pink one is Sierra's the green one Cyndi's and the purple one is mine. Dax wanted to watch the auction instead of participating in the class.

Me at the campsite trying to detangle Dax's ribbon yarn.

More sheep

Getting ready to go back to the van.

Some things I wanted to say about the festival.
The kids got a lot of nice comments on there hats. Dax and Sierra made there hats and Solomon was wearing a hat that was felted on a ball.

There was a big line at The Fold, who sells the “socks that rocks” yarn. I think I must be one of the few sock knitters that hasn’t bought any of the STR yarn and it looked like it was going to stay that way because I didn’t want to stand in line. However I did notice later in the day the line was not so long so managed to walk over that way. I was thinking the whole time they must be out of the sock yarn by now. Surprise there was still some left and yep, I got some. I am now officially a member of the STR owners club. My sister is to.

I watched the parade of sheep for the first time. It was great to see the different kinds of sheep.

I spent more money then what I probably should have but justified it by telling myself that 1. no store in my area sells this kind of stuff and 2. It’s nice to support the vendors.

It also seemed a lot less crowded to me then in the past. Nice for me but the vendors probably thought differently.

I wish I had more time to meet the other spinners, weavers, knitters.


Dawn said...

Great tale of your trip. I'm glad to hear you had such a good time. Alas, I am still a STR vigin. Oh, I visit the website and I ooh and aaah over the colors and textures but have yet to purchase any of my very own. Your felted flowers look really great, too.

Monika said...

The felted flowers are beautiful! What a nice day you all had! ;o)

Monika said...

Thanks so much for this valuble information. I can't see me spinning away on a spindle, if I want to spin for real projects. But there's lots to learn. I try to spin at least 15 minutes in the morning. The fiber I'm using now is superwash merino, it's so buttery soft, before I had BFL which was much easier for me. ;o)