Why I Missed Maryland Sheep and Wool
For the second year in a row, I missed the MD Sheep and Wool festival. To be fair, I didn't know about it last year until I tried to go (with mom and Larissa) to the Celtic Knot in Ellicott City. It was the first Saturday in May and they were closed w/ a sign that said they were at the festival.
This past weekend, I knew better. But alas, I still couldn't make it. I was in Milwaukee and Chicago for a party. For me! My aunts Trish and Sue and my mother hosted a bridal shower for me and my cousin Cassie (who is getting married a month after me). So, while I would have loved to have seen llamas, I had fun, ate a lot, got presents (yeah!) and saw Pierce Brosnan. Twice! No, he wasn't the shower entertainment (I wish, oops, honey, if you ever read this, ignore that last part). It was yesterday while I had a five hour layover in Chicago. He whizzed by in one of those carts that transports the elderly, infirm, and--apparently--famous through the airport from gate to gate. My gate was across from the United "special people" lounge and he went in. Later he came out and was whizzed away again. If I had only had my camera yesterday, I could prove it to you all! Oh, and I was knitting when I saw him.
So, Pierce aside, it was a wonderful weekend. I got lots of great stuff that I registered for and two amazing things that I hadn't. First, I got this quilt from my mom. Now, I knew she was making me a quilt for our queen size bed, but this Christmas lap quilt was a surprise bonus! Isn't it beautiful?
And I got this gorgeous crocheted afghan from my future mother-in-law. I don't like bobbles on clothing, but on this afghan, they are lovely, especially in this diamond pattern. Aren't I lucky to have two crafty moms? :)
And this last picture is some blue yarn that I bought a few weeks ago at Cloverhill. I love it. Can't wait to work with it. But need to finish the wedding wrap first and then start Operation Fuzzy Britches (more on those in a future post). So glad I finally bought a camera! Can you tell?