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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

5 comments:

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!