I think I may officially be the very last blogger to talk about Maryland Sheep & Wool 2007. This will not be a picture heavy post - I tried to photograph the sheep and they were not cooperating, and the rest of the time I pretty much forgot to take pictures. But there will be lots of links.
Some Good Things:
Coleen's Watermelon carved as a sheep. Click the link - Jen took a great picture.
Coleen's miniature knitted barnyard, in the same picture as above. The picture doesn't do it justice. I've never had a hankering to knit barnyard animals before, but Coleen has a talent for it. The chicken is too precious for words.
The knitters with whom I hung:
Jody, Jen, Jolene, & Coleen. The people behind them are looking at sheep.
There were more of us, but the others - including Sarah, Stacey and her sister, and Theresa, were in the main barn at this time. I also saw Minty, and met Wendy, who may very well have scored the very first wheel of the day. I briefly met Jess who's starting up Ravelry, and admit unashamedly that my jaw dropped when I saw Elspeth's skirt. I really want a skirt like hers.
Stacey's socks are works of art. I wished we had t-shirts saying "I'm With Stacey's Socks." People were stopping her and taking pictures of them.
Speaking of t-shirts, Jody's husband John deserves some kind of knitterly medal of honor. He heroically stood in line for an hour to get each of us one of the coveted shirts. Here's a blurry pic of mine:
Stacey's talents include much more than knitting. I was on a quest to get some Sea Silk, and she found the only booth that seemed to have it. Someone (Sarah? Coleen?) called me to sound the alarm. Jolene scooped up the skeins in the colors I'd requested and held them for me until I made it to the booth. What team work! I'm still trying to decide what to make with my two skeins of ivory.
Then I came home, and there was light where there had been none.
My husband had started to open the chase to a new skylight above the stair landing. It's great! I highly recommend a skylight above any stairwell.
What a wonderful day! I don't make it to many quilting and knitting happenings, so when I do it's extra special to me, and everyone I went with made it even more so. Thanks gang!
Minty has always said nice things about my nature pics, so here's one for her - scotch broom in the front yard.