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Saturday, May 12, 2007

Everybody's a Winner

This is not knitting related, but I felt the need to blog it. We walk in from my 7 year old's baseball game this morning, and my 9 year old says "Did you win?" The 7 year old says "yep, we won. The other team won too." The 9 year old says, "So it was a tie?" And the 7 year old says "Nope it wasn't a tie. If you had fun then you won, since both teams had fun, we all won." Ah to be 7 again and looking at the world through rose colored glasses, it's so nice. And to be the mother of a 7 year old and occasionally get a glimpse of the world through her glasses, it's even better! Happy Mother's Day everybody.

Sunday, May 06, 2007

Veni Vici Vidi Maryland Sheep & Wool

Here was the scene, the road leading to Howard County Fairgrounds, knitters from the Highway Exit, all the way to Maryland Sheep & Wool. My sisters and I were agog at the sheer numbers of knitters, but we hadn't seen anything yet. Luckily I had a plan, first stop The Fold in Barn 3, there was a line to get in and a line to pay, I bought 3 skeins of Socks that Rock and 1 skein of Seduction. Here's my sister Mary & me (check it out, I'm wearing Green Gable) waiting in line to pay for STR! I converted Mary to a knitter that very day, when she bought Cult Silk & Wool from Tess Designer Yarns & got started on a scarf. She is totally hooked now!

Next we wandered around a bit looking at the animals, there were some incredibly cute little goats for sale for $350, I had to restrain myself from purchasing one. The alpacas were cute too.

We hit Tess Designer yarns, Brooks Farm, and a couple other places. We looked far and wide for deep fried twinkies, but never found them, although we did get some nice strawberry lemonades and lime fizzes. Here's my haul:

From left to right, top to bottom: STR, 3 skeins, the first for one of my knitting group friends (guess who?) it's Red Rock Canyon in mediumweight, then Tidal Pool, Hard Rock, and Seduction in Red Oak. In the middle, Tess Designer Yarns, superwash worsted in periwinkle to knit Bluebell Boatneck from Fitted Knits. At the right, 3 skeins of Brooks Farm Four Play in terra cotta for Rusted Root and 3 more skeins in a beautiful variegated grey, not sure what I'll knit with that yet. On top a skein of Interlacements Toasty Toes, multi-colored & soft. The other fun thing was we discovered Jim Gaffigan on YouTube, he's so funny, check out his hot pockets riff.