Everyone will be talking. . . .

. . . about this event.

Take one mildly wet day, tall field grass, a long drive and a long walk, highly expectant spirits, lots of livestock and what do you have?

The Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival at the Howard County Fairgrounds.

Wet and Overcast in Maryland

Wet and Overcast in Maryland

I was able to get on the road by 9am and face back-ups almost onto highway I-70 from the Baltimore crowd. It took about 20 minutes from the exit to the grass field to park. (I did a u-turn after going North on rt 32 to skip some traffic). Don’t tell!

 

Spirits were high as I soggied my feet in the knee-high-alternating-with-trampled-and-driven-on grass. Despite wet peds, I braved the ending sprinkles and mud puddles and came, saw, conquered my first visit at this event.

Spring Lambs

Spring lambs

My favorite part was seeing all the Spring lambs grown to small sturdy kiddos baaaa-ing for mamas who were being groomed, fleeced, or shown. Those barns were full of sounds!

 

Who's Your Momma?

Who's Your Momma?

I purchased some purple Alpaca/lambswool hanks and some pewter celtic style buttons. I’d have purchased more, but per my previous post, my SABLE is now exceeding two lifetimes. I must knit! and, I’m trying to shoehorn in the time this Spring. So busy!

 

Felted Rapunzel

Felted Rapunzel

Highlights: Meeting up with other Ravelers (ravelry.com) at the Rabbit barn, Seeing Jess, Casey, and Heather and getting a ravely button, meeting Laurie from PA and her daughters, seeing the variety of sheep, and viewing all of the fantastic entries: I especially liked the double knitting and felted sculptures.

 

Ravelry's Saturday crowd at the Rabbit Barn

Ravelry's Saturday crowd at the Rabbit Barn

I came, I saw, I conquered, then I crashed (at home on my bed) for a welcome nap!

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2 responses to “Everyone will be talking. . . .

  1. Pretty nice post. I simply stumbled upon your blog and wanted to
    say that I have really enjoyed browsing your blog
    posts. After all I’ll be subscribing on your rss feed and I’m hoping
    you write once more soon!

    • Thanks so much! Life has been on high gear. I love writing AND knitting AND just about everything else. When I clone myself, I can focus on one thing at a time. 😀 I appreciate the good vibes.

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