On Saturday I went to the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival. This is my fifth year in a row attending this festival. It's my way of celebrating my birthday in a big way. It's a hug collection of some of my favorite things all in one place. I also enjoy catching up with friends that I rarely get to see.
This year was fun because I met a new friend. Loren and I met online on Ravlery.com and we've been emailing back and forth because we found that we share a lot in common. She caught a bus from Philadelphia to come down to the festival and we met at the front gate. We walked around the festival grounds shopping and chatting and having a great time despite the off and on drizzle and overcast sky.
We stopped at the Ravelry.com meetup at the Rabbit Barn and caught up with our Ravelry peeps. For some reason I did not really take any pictures on Saturday, but when I got home I took pictures of the hand-dyed, fingering weight Merino yarn from Maple Creek Farm. I will use it to make a small summer lacy shawl. The greens, yellows and blues just reminded me of spring, so I had to have it.
The last thing that we did was watch the sheepdog trials, which was just fascinating. Those little dogs are so smart the sheep just don't stand a chance.
Meeting up with Loren was just delightful, and the festival was a fun way to lead up to my birthday. Once again, CiCi took some awesome pictures of both me and Loren and all the other cool Ravelry peeps and posted them on their blog, 2Sistahs Knit Together.