What did I do this weekend? I went to the Maryland Sheep & Wool festival! It’s one of the largest fiber festivals in the country, and since this is my last month in Maryland… I just had to go!
I went with a few knitting friends, and we had loads of fun. Of course, there was lots of yarn, fiber, spinning equipment, needles, books & tools for sale, as well as pygmy goats (a personal favorite!) and angora bunnies. Aside from endless aisles of beautiful yarn and fiber, here were my favorite parts:
- I found a locker hook! A locker hook is a crochet hook with an embroidery eye (for putting yarn through) on the non-hook end. Locker hooking is a lot like latch-hooking rugs, but you can use fabric to make awesome rugs. I’m going to make a bathroom mat for me… and the hooks are hard to find. But I got one!
- Sheep art. I absolutely love the paintings of Sheep Incognito, and there was a booth at the festival. If you haven’t seen this sheep-related artwork, check it out!
- Seeing silk worms. One stall had live silk worms, and was demonstrating how silk from cocoons is processed. Absolutely amazing!
- Carnival food! I don’t usually eat a lot of junk food, but I adore kettle corn! It was wonderful.
We got a beautiful day… it was sunny and at least 80 degrees. I wore my recycled cotton tank top, and stayed pretty cool. (I was surprised, though, at how many people didn’t think that a cotton knit could be comfortable in warm weather!)
All in all, a great day!