So I went to MD Sheep & Wool this past weekend and it was awesome. I had never been to one so I didn’t know what to expect but basically you have the opportunity to buy a ton of yarn, check out other handmade goodies, eat fair food, see some animals and maybe pick up a new hobby or two. I did all five of those things. This is going to have to be told in a series of photos:
First, we checked out Tess Designer Yarns where I bought some Microfiber Ribbon Yarn:
I plan on making Coachella with this yarn. This stuff is so silky, I can’t wait to be wearing it. I’ve heard it’s difficult to knit with because it’s so slippery and there are some weird winding instructions. I’m just going to knit directly from my swift so I can avoid any tangles. That means the project won’t be portable but that’s ok, I bought plenty of yarn to start many new projects.
Next, we hit up the The Fold, where Karen was nice enough to hold a place in line for us while we shopped. Check it out:
The first photo shows where the line begins and where we were standing. The next, shows how many people were behind us. Socks that Rock is like crack to these people. I was just curious enough to try it:
After I bought the sock yarn, I told myself I was done. Let’s see how that worked out:
I ended up getting some Koigu mill ends, Little Barn Cotton and Eco-Spun (perfect for a market bag), a drop spindle and of course, some roving to learn on. It looks like I’m going to be super busy until next year’s MD Sheep & Wool. I also bought some non-knitting related items including a needle felting kit and some awesome prints from Connie Tögel. You have got to check her stuff out.
So, all in all I had a great time at the festival and hanging out with some cool knitters. Thanks for inviting me, Heidi!