Mary Oliver

"Tell me, what is it you plan to do

with your one wild and precious life?"

Monday, May 3, 2010

Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival

Not the cleverest of titles, but it is accurate.

First, the sheep. My stepdaughter took some lovely photos of the sheep. I'll put more of them up tomorrow, but here's one example. This group was inside with a fan, so were relatively comfortable. The ones outside looked like they were hyperventilating because it was so FREAKING HOT!!!!

Here's some wool. S is really interested in spinning, something I've been avoiding for quite some time now.

And here's a lovely bag my husband bought for me, so I could carry a few things around.

Like these three skeins of wool from Carodan Farms.

And this mohair blend. I bought this yarn from Kiparoo Farm because a friend of mine loves the pink and green combo.

I bought this yarn from Persimmon Tree Farm for S; we're thinking a hat? Maybe? It's so soft and pretty.

I bought this little skein of angora for my oldest, M1, from Aboundingful Farm. She loves the rabbit yarn, of which there was very little to be found at the sheep & WOOL fest.

Finally, the soaps. I really would have loved to buy one soap from every soap vendor, but they do add up. I bought two of the Vermont Goat's Milk Soap, although one stayed at GMU with the stepdaughter. Aromatherapy. To help her cope with exams, you know. The shrink wrapped one in the upper right hand of the photo has an embossed sheep on it. It came from Kiparoo Wool and I think it's pretty darn cute. I'm planning to give it to my mom for Mother's Day. The two soaps from Leslie's Garden really made the yarn bag and truck smell great. I'm pretty sure I'll be ordering some more from her. Although S wants to make soap this summer, so maybe I won't have to!

I'll have to write more in another post about the actual experience, but know that it was very, very, very hot. Nice. But hot.


  1. Last year, they had rain. And the year before that, too. Hot is probably better. One day you'll be tempted by that fleece.

    word verification: pongent...I bet it was!

  2. Such a lot of gorgeous yarn. And some nice soaps, too.
    Those sheep don't look too bothered by you and your camera. Not at all...just chillin'

  3. Hot already? It looks like you did just fine despite the weather! I love the yarns you brought home. It is so much fun to browse a whole bunch of indie yarns, isn't it?

    It seems like MS&W is much bigger than the one in Wisconsin. That's OK with me; I do plenty of buying at ours!

  4. Looks like you had a wonderful time. Fun thngs to look at and buy.