Friday, May 08, 2009

I went to Maryland Sheep and Wool...

MDS&W Overload
...and all I took was one picture, isn't that nutty? Above you see my pal Peeper-lou who appears to be having special alone time with her Purell (thanks Swine Flu maniacs in the school district!) while she has a break from her maniacal mother. We had a fabulous time, met some shiny newfolks and saw some that we already knew and loved. It was a blast.

Purchase wise I followed the KISS principle--keep it simple stupid. I had a fabulous time at the Brooks Farm booth and went a little nutso for the Mas Acero, Silk Solo, and just plain Solo pictured below. And I have projects in mind for each! Aren't I a morally superior person?
Brooks Farm Solo
Brooks Farm Mas Acero
Brooks Farm Solo Silk

I also bought some STR because, you know, I believe the hype and got sucked into the inexorable pull of that darn booth. JulieFrick's Ulmus sent me over the edge, and since I had some Silkie 'Jade' that was looking to be useful, I only needed one skein of Lightweight 'Puck's Mischief' to be in business. Luckily one of the super swell lassies I met was the lovely Kirsten Kapur and she kindly indicated to me that size 5 addi turbo lace needles would fit the bill. So--hooray for chance encounters! I am loving this pattern as I've always had a soft spot for slipped stitch anything...

Ulmus in STR Silkie (Jade) and Lightweight Puck's Mischief

I'm off to Minneapolis this weekend to have a very happy Mother's Day with my krew. And I solemnly vow to not visit a single yarn store:) Since I don't have any of the requisite sheep pics from the festival, I'm leaving you with a shot of my oldest friend Phil and his best girl Helen:
Helen and Phil

16 comments:

Michelle said...

Well, you could always go to the Shepherd's Harvest Sheep and Wool Festival in Lake Elmo instead of a yarn shop. I've never been and I imagine it's not quite as large as the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival, but...I'm excited for it.

Have safe travels to MN! It's supposed to rain tomorrow.

Angela said...

Perhaps I'll attend next year. And hurrah for having projects for your Brooks Farm. At this point I seem to be a collector of it, but not a knitter of it. How silly is that?!

Craptina said...

oooh that mas acero looks yummy!! what are your plans with it?

no big whoop that you didn't take any photos at the fair, all we want is the yarn porn anyway :)

Jennifer said...

Looks like fun :) Lurve that purple. I scored some Acero and some Mas Acero in fall-ish colors at Rhinebeck last year - so yummy.

And, omg, how handy was it to have Ms Kapur right there to answer your question?

My word verification word is "chamen." Let's all say "ch-amen" to the end of another semester ;)

SJ said...

Looks like you made some great acquisitions!

I think that picture might be the cutest lamb shot ever.

Mon said...

The yarn made me forget about Swine Flu!

I bought two, count em, two skeins of Pond Scum Woobu at MSWF. . .

I thought it an appropriate summer color.

I love your blog! You're very funny and sentimental all at once.

Kim said...

It was so great to meet you. Wish I'd spent more time with you. I blame my lack of social skills on the wool fumes. I managed to resist the allure of the Brooks Farm booth and was very restrained and only bought 1 skein of STR in Scum Bubbles (a gorgeous grellow).
Your Ulmus is rocking!

Ashley said...

Duuuuuuuude those colors are cakeballs together. Now I'm mad that I resisted the STR siren song.

Tell Bugles we say hi.

Orinda5 said...

Mpls this weekend?
You should totally come to Shepherd's Harvest - it's a festival, not a yarn store, so you wouldn't be breaking any vows. ;)

http://www.shepherdsharvestfestival.org

tiennie said...

Lovely stuff! Have a great weekend in MN with your family and a lovely Mother's Day!

nicole said...

That's some pretty springtime colours you got there! And slipped-stitch is the perfect antidote to pooling. Love it!

Phil and Helen: they look like SUCH a happy couple!

Bonne fête des mères, ma chérie!

peaknits said...

What a great haul - and that Ulmus will be grand - it's gorgeous already!!!

skeinsherway said...

I see I'm not the only one thinking you should stop by Shepherd's Harvest...

Have a wonderful Mother's Day!

Happy knitting-
ali

Katie said...

Beautiful yarns!! Have a very happy Mother's Day!

pamela wynne said...

Bah, I took enough pictures for both of us, and most of them were suck. Clever lady putting those 2 colors together for Ulmus! They look great.

a friend to knit with said...

i'm totally late to the party, but happy mothers day... and i am totally bummed i didn't go.... maybe next year.