Archive for May, 2010

I’m an aunt

My nephew Nolan. Born May 8, 2010; five weeks early but doing fine. Congratulations to my beautiful sister and brother in law.

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Maryland Sheep and Wool

I went to Maryland Sheep and Wool on Sunday with my awesome south Philly SnB. It was my very first wool festival and I had the best time ever despite the 80 degree heat. I visited with some sheep and an alpaca, and watched a sheep dog demonstration.  Looked  at wheels, spindles, and roving (one day I will try spinning). Mostly though I was there for the yarn. Lots and lots of yarn. What a glorious sight to behold. I think I did rather well. I have no regrets about skeins left behind or about what I got, even though two skeins are very similar.

From the top:

1. Blue Moon Fiber Arts
Socks that Rock – Lightweight
Color: Siren Song

2. Blue Moon Fiber Arts
Socks that Rock – Lightweight
Color: Valenscummy

3. Blue Ridge Yarns
Footprints
Color: Apple Rose

4. Cherry Tree Hill
Supersock Merino
Color: Summer Sweet

5. Miss Babs
Yummy Superwash Sock and Baby
Color: Beach Glass

6. Miss Babs
Yummy Superwash Sock and Baby
Color: Spring Violets

7. Miss Babs
Yummy Superwash Sock and Baby
Color: Summer Garden

8. Miss Babs
Yummy Superwash Sock and Baby
Color: Terracotta

9. Miss Babs Sample freebies (yes I went by the booth a few times. stop looking at me like that)

It is probably a little obvious, but I had a great time at the Miss Babs booth. This is the start of a beautiful friendship – I’m already contemplating sweaters in the “Yowza what a skein” worsted yarn. For now though I’m going to figure out what to do with all of that beautiful sock yarn.