This is my third year in a row heading to the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival and I got what I wanted and didn’t go too far over my budget. I’m a happy camper. So what did I add to my stash?
My BFF Jess and I went on Sunday and got to the fairgrounds around 9:30am. Our first stop was the Miss Babs booth because last year it was INSANITY to say the least. By 9:45am it was crowded but not insane and I didn’t have to wait in a long line to pay. I picked up these four skeins of Yowza in Spread My Wings, Denim and Rainforest. I really wanted a nice Babs navy blue and this was the last skein of the Denim color so I scooped it up. These three do work well together but don’t bet on them staying together.
I also tossed in a dk weight skein of the Miss Babs 2017 Maryland Sheep and Wool colorway as well. It was too pretty to resist and will pair well with lots of other yarn in my stash.
I was on the lookout for a great skein of fingering weight yarn to pair with my Neighborhood Fiber Company Fells Point yarn for a So Faded sweater. I hit the jackpot with Yankee Dyer Yarns and their Crazy Monkey Love colorway. Also the ladies in their booth were so sweet and funny and loved color as much as I did.
I snapped up a single skein of Studio Worsted (my favorite) from Neighborhood Fiber Co from their Artist collection. This is Basquiat, an orange/rust/peach color that I have an idea for and am hoping it will work out the way I have it planned in my head. After that I was really just looking for some buttons and then…
Knittyandcolor’s Unicorns vs Sharpies caught my eye and I couldn’t walk away. I kept going back to it. And Jessica looked and me and said, “I think that yarn is calling your name.” It was. I kind of want to make a sweater for Jellybean with a matching hat for myself with this color. We shall see what this becomes but no pictures do it just for how vivid and wild it is. I really do love yarn.
And finally I made it to the buttons. The top buttons are from the vintage buttons tent. I have a green cardigan I have wanted to make for a while and these green and white buttons will be PERFECTION on it. And clear buttons are always a good staple. The bottom buttons are from one of my favorites, Melissa Jean buttons that I’ve bought buttons from every year. They’re little works of art in a ceramic button and I think they always make a sweater complete.
Added bonus, I got to hang out with Jess and we saw our friend Kat of Designs by Marsh Farms and got to talk all things crafty goodness. She likes to call us the Crafty Cartel. LOL Oh and I should note I’m wearing my Mountain High sweater, my Find Your Fade Shawl (I got tons of compliments on it) and the Pointilist Hat and Jessica had on the Boothbay sweater I knit that looked better on her than me. It was super cold yesterday but that’s where knitting comes in handy. Did anyone else go? What did you buy?!
10 Replies to “Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival 2017”
It looks like we have a fabulous time!!! LOVE the buttons and, of course, all the yarn! 🙂
HAHAHA I was hoping you’d be happy with what we were able to accomplish. LOL
Looks like you had a great time! I was so sad to miss this year as I usually go, but it just wasn’t in the cards! Thanks for sharing … it makes it alllmost like being there 😀
That last yarn got some old town funk! Cool. Great choices for the Miss Babs stash. Love the first two. That’s a fun colorway name.
OMG! What beautiful skeins of yarn! I can’t wait to see what they will become 🙂
I know you mainly erite your blog posts for your own edification, but would you consider writing a post about how you use colour? Specifically how you choose colours, how you pair colours wih your speckled yarns. I don’t mean like colour theory, but your process of finding pairings that work.
I ask, because I love looking at those yarns, but could never trust myself to use hem in a way hat make those FOs sing. So I would very rarely buy them for myself.
I was actually going to do a post about color pairings because I have some fun ones I’ve come up with! You’re not the first to ask I’ve just always found it hard to say how I come up with them. I just kind of see color!
Looking forward to it!
I loved your post about your Cosette Tee. Colour-blocking’s a great way to play with solid colours.