This past weekend, I was lucky enough to get to go to Maryland Sheep & Wool! Jessica was nice enough to let me stay with her for the weekend and go up for the fest. I met Jessica through Ravelry in the Vesper Yarn Lovers group and we got to know each other through there (and Twitter and Plurk). I’ve been able to get to know a lot of fantastic folks through Ravelry, Plurk, and Twitter – it’s been really fantastic!
MDSW was great! We went on Saturday. There were a lot of people and it rained for a little while in the morning, but wasn’t bad the rest of the day. There was TONS of stuff I wanted to get, but I only had so much money to spend, so of course I couldn’t get everything I wanted. You can see all of my photos here, but here are a few of my favorites:
This photo just might be my favorite, though. While at the fest on Saturday, I got to meet Laura!! We became fast friends through Ravelry and it’s been really great getting to know her. I’m so glad we were able to finally meet and spend some time together at the fest and it looks like I’ll get even more time to hang out with her this fall at Rhinebeck – we’re already making plans :o)
Left to right: Me, Jessica and Laura
The drive to VA and back wasn’t bad at all. The way back I had to drive through a lot of rain, but the drive out was nice the entire way. I was sad that Jessica (a different one!) wasn’t able to make it out to MDSW this year, but I’m hoping we’ll get to meet at Rhinebeck. Send lots of good thoughts her way, if you can! She’s having surgery next week and I know any extra thoughts/prayers/whatever would be well appreciated. Surgery isn’t an easy thing to go through… all the nervousness, stress, and anxiety leading up to it, then the recovery. NOT easy!!
Speaking of which, I feel pretty good about my own surgery. I’m doing great. I have times where I’m more sore or have a little pain, but it’s nothing like before. Had my doctors appointment on Monday of this week and things went well. He said I’m doing quite well, which was good to hear! I go to the PT people tomorrow, then next week I’ll be back at work. I think the toughest part will be keeping up the walking, but since I have an hour lunch, I should have no problem getting in a walk then on the days I work.
So, MDSW was great! Totally want to do it again next year! Next time I’ll show you what came home with me and my finished Leyburn socks :o)
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Looks like you had a good time. You should definitely come to Rhinebeck! Then we’d get to meet in person. 🙂 I got a bit of a preview of your haul in Ravelry and it looks great!
P.S. I tested out a Golding wheel at Rhinebeck last year and it was AMAZING!!!! I think the waiting list was eight years so maybe this year I should get on it. Haha!
MDSW is fun all around and since the advent of ravelry, some view it more of a social gathering than a shopping event, much to the dismay of the farmers. 😦 we don’t fall in that group though. teeheee
it was so great meeting ya’ll and I hope to see you again at Rhinebeck. I’m going to aim to have at least a few sweaters to pick from to wear there cuz god knows we’ll need it.
Awww!!! I was bummed I missed it too. You’ll just *have* to come to Rhinebeck. 🙂 Looks like you had a grand time. And OMG with the baby bunnies! They always kill me! Wonder why?!? 😉