Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Sheep and Wool Festival!

I went to visit my friends Andy and Lyn in Maryland.  Lyn is an awesome knitter and we are buddies on Ravelry ... so she thought a visit to coincide with the Sheep and Wool Festival would be a good idea ... BRILLIANT.  We had so much fun and splurged on some great yarn (and chevre goat cheese!).  Here are some pictures of the festival:

Fair Isle Afghan

Lamb Chops!

Lyn's LYS's booth
Lyn's LYS had a great booth with the designer, Ann Weaver, modeling sweaters and selling her pattern books. Lyn bought the White Whale Vol 1, which had a beautiful white cardigan on the cover.
Color Affection kit from Miss Babs

Ripple Chips with the works!

More Fair Isle

and More Fair Isle - I loved this shop
 I loved the color combinations at the Miss Babs booth for the most popular shawl on Ravelry right now, Color Affection.  I chose a light grey, peach/brown, and dark brick set, and started it as soon as I got home.  I'm really enjoying this knit, although I also bought 6 skeins of Peace Fleece from their booth to start my version of Jared Flood's Inversion.  I really love the look of this sweater.

So we also indulged in a plate of Ripple Chips with the works!  A little bit more jalapenos then I usually go for, but it was an over the top day, so why not.  Lyn's friends were volunteering at the Hospitality Tent so we sat down for a snack and showed off our yarn booty to everyone.

 I have so many pictures of the Fair Isle sweater booth because they were the most amazing masterpieces of knitting I had ever seen.  I've never tried to do a large fair isle project and right now, I don't think I'm sane enough to pull it off!!

Other purchases included some Green Mountain Cotton Comfort in beige and navy blue for the new Interweave Knits pattern, Bethany Wrap, which Lyn bought some yarn for, too.  I think we are going to attempt a KAL, if we get motivated!!  I also bought a ball of Berroco Sox Metallic, and two books, Knitting Brioche by Nancy Marchant, and Lacy Little Knits by Iris Schrier.

It was a fabulous time and I'm still in knitting heaven but, of course, the addition of more beautiful yarns in my stash has put me in a manic starting projects bender for the past week!!  Oh boy, it's fun to be crazy sometimes!!!

Take care!!!  Sue