Wednesday, May 09, 2007

I just want to knit!

Maybe with some of these new purchases?

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On Saturday at Maryland Sheep and Wool, I found myself sticking to a three-color palette of reds, greens and browns. I didn't buy any blues, which is what I normally gravitate towards.

During the first hour, I didn't think I would buy anything. It was my first time at MD S&W and I was very overwhelmed by the crowds, by the many, many booths. L and I sort of wandered aimlessly. We didn't know where to start.

We started the day out very nicely with breakfast when we met the Columbia knit night girls at Coleen's (and we got to see her beautiful Arwen). What a treat! It kept me sustained most of the day. I did stop long enough to eat a single bbq sandwich, but that's all.

Here's the booth selling Socks That Rock. Or rather, this is the line of people trying to get in to the booth selling STR. Can you see how I could be a little freaked out?

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L and I made it inside the booth after lunch, where there was still some STR left (see the mostly bare walls behind the lovely, blogless, L?).

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She bought some of the famed yarn, but I got this Gypsy Girl stuff instead:

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The best part of the outing was getting to meet other knitters. At the blogger meetup, I met Mel, who was wearing a gorgeous sweater, Susan, Stephanie (love her blog name!), Mary (in the pretty, red tank/vest) and Gryphon (whose skirt in the summer Interweave Knits I love!).

Mary (left)) and Mel (right) trade info:
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Stephanie (right) and Gryphon (left)
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And of course, here are the requisite animal pics:

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And, finally, a good husband award goes to John, Jody's husband, who stood in line for an hour(!) to get t-shirts for Jody and about 10 of her friends, including me. Aren't they cute?

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8 comments:

Coleen said...

Hey! those are my feet in that picture of Gryphon!

I love that turquoise and brown yarn - sooo pretty!

I'm glad you had a good time at your first S&W.

Sarah said...

Love the photos...I am so envious. Your new yarn looks gorgeous.

Yarn Coffee said...

Fun festival times! Wish we had run into each other!

Breien in Lansingerland said...

Ohhh... the green yarn is beautiful! It is a shame actually that there are no fun festivals here in Holland! In the region where I live it turns into one huge city. Have a super weekend!

mel said...

ooh, lovely yarn - that Gypsy Girl is gorgeous! And great pictures Theresa! What a wonderful guy - big time kudos to him for braving the scary T-Shirt line!!

Javajem said...

You got some great stuff!! I'm so glad we got to hang out!

Pheelya said...

I love the colors in the Gypsy Girl yarn! This was my first S&W too. Overwhelming! I'm just sorry I didn't make it to the knitting spot!

KnitPastis said...

If I had gone, I would have met up with you to say hello! I totally forgot about the festival until like the day before it:)
Love the STR color you nabbed!
Looks like a nice time you had too.