May 3, 2010

Maryland Sheep & Wool 2010

If I had to try sum up Maryland Sheep & Wool 2010 in one word it would be hot. It was so freakin' hot this year that I felt like I would melt. It was so hot that even those die hards who wear 5 layers of knit in May - wore none. None! At best I saw a few scarves and shawls draped loosely around a few shoulders.


Too bad these poor Angora goats couldn't strip down. I bet they were hot.


As hot as it was, it didn't keep many people away. The place was so crowded. There were people everywhere and yet... I didn't see anyone I knew aside from vendors. So weird! Even stranger is the fact that the line for t-shirts was the fastest it's ever been in my experience. We spent less than half an hour in that barn. I couldn't believe it.


DQ and I wandered through the barns looking at everything and buying less than I thought I would. Perhaps I was distracted by the wheels. I tried quite a few of them including the new Kromski Fantasia (Like!), the new Majacraft Aura (very confusing), and a bunch of others.

Along the way, DQ started wondering what all the fuss was about. When we stopped at the Yarn Barn of Kansas so that I could try even more wheels, DQ asked Jim if he could show her how to spin. And he did.


Pretty soon she was doing it on her own. She spun even, she spun less even, she spun twisty, and she need help a few times. At the end she asked if she can try my wheels at home. She liked it. She says that she actually likes it better than knitting.


As Jim taught DQ how to spin a bit of a crowd formed and he demonstrated for that little boy too.


It was a very hot and tiring day but a really good one. I can't wait until next year.

I'll share my classes and what I got later this week.


Carole Knits said...

It's a drag when something like that is hot - it takes some of the fun away, that's for sure! Good for Lindsay on the spinning!

JessaLu said...

Yay for the next generation taking an interest!! :o)

So sorry it was so hot - that stinks. (probably literally...) ;o)

Sarah said...

It looks like it was a fun time in spite of the heat. I was thinking about you over the weekend and wondering about your classes.

margene said...

Heat sounds better than rain, but maybe not. It looks like you had a fun time anyway!

Gnat said...

Yes...HOT was my word too! But amazing as well!