Sunday, May 06, 2007

Sheep and Wool - the Aftermath!

Well - I went and it was awesome!! I was there both days. I bought yarn, roving, baskets, met new friends, hung out with old friends, ate sheep, looked at sheep and petted sheep, knit and even spun a little. Overall - it was a great weekend.

It all started on Saturday with breakfast at Coleen's house.
Friends
She had quite a spread and even carved us a watermelon in the shape of a sheep to get us ready!!
Sheep watermelon

She had also finished her Arwen - it's it gorgeous!

Coleen and her new Arwen!

After breakfast - we headed out and soon were in the midst of a sea of fiber enthusiats. I had no particular agenda - so I was free to take in the mobs of people lined up to buy Socks that Rock and Tess and Brooks farms and Sea silk at my leasure.

Hubbo even decided to come along! He had heard me talking about this "Sheep thing" as he called it for months and decided he had to see it for himself. Well - he was so great - he waited in the monstrous T-shirt line for me and about 10 of my friends! Thanks honey!

He even touched the wool!!
John

After a yummy lunch of Lamb - I went to the Blogger meetup and met lots of cool new people and hooked up with some old friends.

Friends

Friends

Friends

Friends

Bloggers

Bloggers

It was so great to met some people I had only written to online.

I also spent some time looking at the sheep - and definitely wanted to take one home... but alas! I decided my dogs wouldn't appreciate that...

Aren't they cute though!

Sheep

Black Sheep

Sheep

It's a sheep cow!
Cow Sheep

Check out these 4 horned sheep!
4 horned sheep

Sheep in Coats

Lamb

There were alpaca and llamas and goats and rabbits too!
Baby Alpaca

I did try a wheel or two while I was there - but nothing screamed "buy me!" loud enough - so I didn't come home with any. I did buy a few raffle tickets to win a wheel - so hopefully - when I win - they will be delivering that soon :)

The weather was perfect - I was in the company of great friends and found some great yarn and roving.

Thanks for a great day!

The girls

Day two and all my purchases tomorrow!

12 comments:

Wendy said...

OK, those sheep are wearing coats made from my froggy shower curtain (how in the world did I miss those?!?) It was great seeing you on Saturday ... looks like I pooped out of the blogger meetup too soon! Can't wait to hear about day 2 (only got there on day 1)!

chacha said...

Had a great time hanging out and fondling yarn! Looking forward to seeing what you got... you'll have to bring some of it to Borders!

Trillian42 said...

Hey, I know those two crazies in the matching sweaters! :D

It was great fun meeting you - thanks for not laughing too hysterically at the photoshoot on Sunday.

turtlegirl76 said...

It was great to meet you and hang out for a while! Don't spoil us by posting all your spoils at once! You take some nice pics, try out your skills for some yarn pr0n!

Coleen said...

Great pictures! I'm so glad we got to go together. I had a blast! See you tonight!

Shelby said...

Looks like you had fun!! I can't wait to see your purchases! I only made it on Saturday, can't wait to see the Sunday pics too!

GingerPyeJackson said...

I had the BEST time! Enjoyed meeting you and your husband and can't wait for next year- I went to the blogger meet up but must have missed you. I left after that. Money was spent and I was being to justify our families need for a herd of Wensleydales.

Elinor said...

OK, it's official: I need a lamb. How adorable! It looks like you had a great time! I'm so jealous that all of you guys got to meet up in person!!! What fun!

Ann said...

Hi Jody! I found your blog via Stacey... I dont' think we actually met, but our groups overlapped at some point. (I'm in the bright orange sweater in your meetup pics). It was so much fun - and you have the best lamb pics I've seen!

Lolly said...

I missed seeing you, girl!
Looks like you had an amazing time too - and I love all of your photographs :)

Large Marge said...

TOTALLY missed you all. I wanted to go meet up with everyone, but by then, I was EXHAUSTED and curled up in a frozen ball with the guild!
can't wait for show and tell!!

Nittany Knits said...

I missed the sheep cow! Of, course I also didn't see you. Only 364 more days until the next one.