Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Good Things

I think I may officially be the very last blogger to talk about Maryland Sheep & Wool 2007. This will not be a picture heavy post - I tried to photograph the sheep and they were not cooperating, and the rest of the time I pretty much forgot to take pictures. But there will be lots of links.

Some Good Things:

Coleen's Watermelon carved as a sheep. Click the link - Jen took a great picture.

Coleen's miniature knitted barnyard, in the same picture as above. The picture doesn't do it justice. I've never had a hankering to knit barnyard animals before, but Coleen has a talent for it. The chicken is too precious for words.

The knitters with whom I hung:

Jody, Jen, Jolene, & Coleen. The people behind them are looking at sheep.

There were more of us, but the others - including Sarah, Stacey and her sister, and Theresa, were in the main barn at this time. I also saw Minty, and met Wendy, who may very well have scored the very first wheel of the day. I briefly met Jess who's starting up Ravelry, and admit unashamedly that my jaw dropped when I saw Elspeth's skirt. I really want a skirt like hers.

Stacey's socks are works of art. I wished we had t-shirts saying "I'm With Stacey's Socks." People were stopping her and taking pictures of them.

Speaking of t-shirts, Jody's husband John deserves some kind of knitterly medal of honor. He heroically stood in line for an hour to get each of us one of the coveted shirts. Here's a blurry pic of mine:

Stacey's talents include much more than knitting. I was on a quest to get some Sea Silk, and she found the only booth that seemed to have it. Someone (Sarah? Coleen?) called me to sound the alarm. Jolene scooped up the skeins in the colors I'd requested and held them for me until I made it to the booth. What team work! I'm still trying to decide what to make with my two skeins of ivory.

Then I came home, and there was light where there had been none.

My husband had started to open the chase to a new skylight above the stair landing. It's great! I highly recommend a skylight above any stairwell.

What a wonderful day! I don't make it to many quilting and knitting happenings, so when I do it's extra special to me, and everyone I went with made it even more so. Thanks gang!

Minty has always said nice things about my nature pics, so here's one for her - scotch broom in the front yard.


Mintyfresh said...

when i was telling my mom little bits about all the bloggers i introduced her to, your photos were high on the long list of delightful attributes i give to you! (gorgeous quilts, color sense, are others) great seeing you again.

Anonymous said...

I really enjoyed my time spent with you are sheep and wool as well. I am glad the shirt fits!
Can't wait to see what you use the sea silk for, it will be stunning.

Coleen said...

Don't worry, you aren't the last one to post about S&W - that would be me!

I had a great time with you on Saturday! I'm glad you found your Seasilk. I caved on Sunday and bought that copper colored skein!

Sarah said...

SO MUCH FUN to hang with you Diane! And you do take wonderful nature pics. Love that flower.

chacha said...

SO glad you found your Sea Silk! It's beautiful stuff! :)

I had a wonderful time spending time with you and the gals!

Stacey said...

glad we got to hang out a little! happy to be able to find the sea silk for you- I knew someone had mentioned looking for it, and in my quest for sock yarn, I was glad I stumbled upon it!

Felicia said...

Sounds like a wonderful time!

Javajem said...

It was so much fun hanging out on Saturday and you learned a new skill... texting!!

I love the flower pictures too! I know I take enough of my own! I always enjoy looking at yours!

Shirley Goodwin said...

Sounds like a great day, Diane!

Carol Dean said...

What a wonderful time you must have had!

Have you seen these two contests that you might want to enter -



http://sheknits7.blogspot.com (I love what this woman does with wool!)

(Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog by the way.)

tinkknitz said...

Sorry, I'm still editing my blog entry for Sheep and Wool. Is there a prize? Coleen and I can vie for it.