02 June 2014

Belated Report

The first week of May is when the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival happens every year in West Friendship, Maryland.  Rosie's Yarn Cellar usually reserves a couple of buses to make the trip, and it is always very popular.  I've missed it for a couple of years for one reason or another, but this year I had the chance to go, and as usual, it did not disappoint.  

Sure, I love seeing the yarns, needles, and everything else.  But I will admit that this year, I had no specific thing I wanted to find.  I figured if I saw yarn that just really called out to me, I'd buy it, but since I have plenty of yarn I decided I would not buy something just for the sake of buying it.  What I always really like the best is seeing all of the animals!  Sheep, goats, llamas, alpacas, bunnies, dogs - it's the best time, period.

Here are some of the photos I took this year.

 My friend, DC, likes the animals and the yarn, but was particularly excited when she saw this!

 "Well, hello ladies!"

 This looks like true sheepy contentedness to me.

This is a one-month old baby goat.  Oddly enough, the guy holding him would not let me take him home with me.  Go figure.


So, what did I buy?  I've decided to save that for another post.  I just want you to enjoy seeing what the day was like, just being there.  It was perfect weather, and with perfect weather, good friends, and all the animals, it just doesn't get better than that.  It was truly one of the best days ever.


Nancy said...

Looks like great fun. I grew up on a farm, so I'd gravitate toward the animals, too. Such fun to rub their heads and stroke their backs.

Lorraine said...

Bridget- It looks like a great time this year. I will visit one day.

Isn't it better when you have no agenda? Much less frenzied.

kathy b said...

I love the alpaca's. All of your images are great! I'm a sno cone fan all the time!

Literary Feline said...

What fun! I love going to events like that. It sounds like it was the perfect day for it.

Kym said...

Excellent! The animals are always my favorite part of a fiber festival!

Mereknits said...

I bet it was loads of fun to visit the festival. I would have loved seeing all those precious animals and of course all the yarn.

Caffeine Girl said...

I have a soft spot for llamas and alpacas, too. They are both exotic and beautiful.

I love wool festivals, but have missed the last few in Wisconsin. Your photos are inspiring me to make sure I make it this year.

Anonymous said...

I really must go there some day. Your pictures are awesome. Glad you got to go this year.

elns said...

Looks like a blast! I love the photos of the animals, especially, with the little haircut tufts on top of their heads. Your friend DC exudes the happy in that photo! I would happily take a snowball concession!

Patty said...

I have got to get to a Fiber Festival this year! Love those photos, they are so darn cute!