Sunday, May 4, 2008

MDSW 2008



Oh boy - what a day. The Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival was wonderful. This was my first time attending. The past few years, I have done the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer on this weekend so I never knew what I was missing (BTW - GO WALKERS - see you in Charlotte in October!). My newest friend, Deb, is an MDSW veteran & the best tourguide a gal could have. Spent a bit of time browsing the animals but the call of the vendors was overwhelming.

From Tess' Designer Yarns, to Old Mill Yarn, to Signature Needle Arts, to Misty Mountain Farm, to a great discount yarn spot selling 6 wool skeins for $25 (sorry, I was suffering from yarn euphoria by then & didn't look at the biz name) - I was an equal opportunity spender.
Proud of myself cause I got the main thing I went for - a set of custom Signature Needles with stiletto points. But even happier with all the great stash that will keep me busy from now until the next festival. Drumroll please..........................

A tote, of course to carry it all; a 2-1/2 lb (yes pounds) of purple/navy cotton; 2 lbs of eggplant rayon; 6 skeins of wool; 2 skeins of microfiber ribbon; a ribbon tank top pattern; the stiletto needles and a set of ebony needles.

Sidestepped the lure of funnel cake but caved in at the kettle korn, pretzel, & lemonade stands. Needless to say with all this shopping, I totally missed the Ravelry meetup. Spotted lots of Ravelry buttons & even got a glimpse of Jess early in the day. Fortunately I recognized Cici and Caj from the 2 Sistahs That Knit blog (and Ravelry). Isn't it funny how you meet someone for the first time & feel like you've known them forever? Well here we are - Me, Deb, Caj & Cici - with a beautiful backdrop of yarn.

Let me go setup my "MDSW Fund" jar for next year's purchases...............

5 comments:

Sarah said...

Hope that jar gets full! It looks like you made some great purchases this year :)

cici said...

it was such a pleasure to meet you!.. I had a ball, I also think I need to sart a MDSW fund for next year.

Chelette said...

It was great meeting you and Deb. Please let us know when she starts that blog. Today I am sad that it is over. It was a great weekend.

Ava said...

Sorry I missed you all and the yarn shopping! I was away on a business trip, but next year for sure.

Sheila said...

Glad you had a great time at MDSW and looking forward to projects from you yarn buy.