Monday, May 4, 2009

Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival 2009--Big Fun Despite the Rain

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 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 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.


Yolanda said...

Hi Evelyn.

I was nice meeting you at the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival on Saturday.

After living in Md for nearly 30 years, this was my first time ever attending this event.

My friends and I had a great time. We're planning to attend the Knit and Crochet Show (Aug. 7-9) in Buffalo, NY.

Maybe we'll run into one another again.


msloloknits said...

Thanks for a wonderful day at the MS&WF. It was nice to finally meet you in person. This was the best festival I have attended despite the rain. Meeting everyone at Ravelry was awesome and CiCi texted a nice message to me. She was great. Keep on knitting and please publish that pattern for the fantastic shawl jacket that you were wearing. I will be in contact over the months. I like to travel and visit friends and family over the summer months.