Monday, April 30, 2007

Ct Sheep and Wool!

I went to the CT SHeep and Wool fesival this past Saturday! Granted, it's not Maryland SHeep and Wool by any stretch of the imagination, but it is lots of fun!
The festival is spread out among three barns, and a mess of tents.

They have sheep...

...and alpacas.

DH and I had a good time walking around, looking at the animals, and, of course, yarn shopping. We watched the sheep shearing. Frankly it doesn't matter ow many times you watch it, it is always cool. We ate yummy lamb stew and lamburgers. I sat and knit for a while, and people watched. We pet bunnys, and watched the sheep dog trials. I hear ya. GET TO THE YARN!

I only bought a little yarn this year.
one hank of Briggs and Little sock yarn. I've never used it before, and I cannot pass up a "new to me" sock yarn.

I also came home with three giant hanks of "Times Remebered"50% merino, 50% alpaca worsted yarn. I coveted this yarn last year, but decided to buy something else. This year it was all mine!

There was a nice wool "tools" vendor that I bought a WPI guage from. I've never seen wood like this before!

I also purchased a shawl pin from him.

My day was capped off by meeting Zantimissknit from the Knitty board! Overall, a very good trip.
Since DH and I cannot go "geeking" for me, and not for him, we hen took a spin past "Time Machine" in Manchester. He went in to look around, and I sat outside and knit away. I was jonesing to knit in an extreme way. While sitting there, I snapped a few pictures of the building. The shop is in the old "Bon Ami" factory. I love using old buildings for new things.

Sunday we went to the mall. I found a dress for my formal funtion coming up in June. (whew) Only second the the horror of bathing suit shopping, IMHO. But after the dress adventure we went...
I snapped a quick picture of the final lace panel in my FPS. (tear)

And the first top triangle.

Then I got so involved in the knitting that I stopped taking pictures. I am now two tiers up the side of the right border! The border is going quickly, I just wish seed stitch wasn't so mind numbing.
Tomorrow, pictures of the border!


Debi said...

Wow! So close to finishing!!

Love all the stuff you bought too!

Erin said...

Looks like you had a good time at the festival. Hope to hear more about it at S&B. :)I can't wait to see the finished shawl -- it's going to be gorgeous.