So, no it wasn't rainy. But wow was it muddy! It made me glad that - after much indecision and angst about what to wear - I wore my hiking boots. The mud was the kind you sink into, and there were still some major puddles around. But it was not too cool, and not too hot, and didn't rain the whole day, so that all worked out.
I didn't buy any yarn. I decided beforehand that unless I saw something that I could only get there, and that amazed me, I wasn't going to spend the money. I saw lots of really lovely yarn, but none that fell into that category. I did buy some buttons, and a teensy felted gnome, as well as a couple of antique prints I want to frame. Never fear though - everyone else on the bus seemed to have bought enough yarn to make up for what I didn't get!
It was a fun day, mostly because I love seeing all of the animals. I'm sure you have seen variations of this on other blogs, so I decided to put my animal pictures together into one big one.
I always find the guy who makes brooms fascinating to watch.
And then the booth where the artist makes whimsical pictures involving animals. This was my favorite one for this year, called "Kilts on Stilts."
It's always a treat as well to see what everyone is wearing - both handknits and otherwise. I have to say, I didn't see nearly as many "interesting" outfits this year as I have in other years, but I did see some really beautiful things that people were obviously wearing to show off.
My very favorite though was this sheep, who reminded me of Dug. Not only did he come to the fence to see everyone, but if you petted him at all, he leaned into you. My friend Andrea took this picture of the two of us, and it's one of my favorite pictures ever.
When I posted this picture on Facebook, one of my sisters commented that it looked like we were soul mates. :-)
It had been a couple of years since I'd been able to go to Maryland Sheep and Wool, and I think I enjoyed it even more as a result.
Who cares about mud and puddles when you are having such a good time?