Last Saturday I got on the bus tour from Rosie's with some of my favorite knitter friends and we headed to Maryland for the Sheep and Wool Festival. The weather was nice in general--a bit chilly, but that is better than hot. We hit the Tess' booth first. I controlled myself and only bought yarn for baby--which took great restraint. I bought some pink/gray baby/sock yarn in case I have a girl; some bright blue baby/sock yarn in case I have a boy; some multicolored baby/sock yarn for a fun colored sweater; and some cozy soft superwash merino in a bright multi color/rainbow for a blanket or toddler sweater (if it's a girl--there is a lot of pink in it.) I also bought the baby kimono pattern for the baby/sock yarn. On Friday I am having my next ultra sound and I am hoping to find out what color yarn I need!
We caught the sheep dog herding exibition--the border collies were adorable. We saw lots of angora bunnies--I resisted buying one. We tried spinning drop spindles and saw lots of beautiful wooden and designer ones. We saw some sheep shearing and sheep competitions. There were lots of great vendors, but I resisted buying anything else. The socks that rock display at the one vendor was absolutely comical. The yarn was flying off the wall--the line to pay was a mile long--and knitters were buying the yarn like it was the best deal in the world. It was the actual web price, so I don't get the fervor. The colors were beautful, but I wasn't about to spend an hour in line.