Mary Oliver

"Tell me, what is it you plan to do

with your one wild and precious life?"

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

MS&WF Recap

The only complaint I had about the festival was the heat, which is obviously out of anyone's control. It did keep my yarn purchases down I think, as it's hard for me to think about wool hats, mittens and scarves when the temperature's over 90 degrees.

This is one of the purchases I didn't make, but now wish I had. I think the container on the right would have been perfect for my aluminum needles. Oh well, next time.

These little alpacas looked so strange to me with their long, almost giraffe-like necks.

At least they weren't as hot as these two babies were.

These sheep were out of the sun and didn't seem quite as uncomfortable.

These two clearly didn't want the paparazzi's attention.

This is what Steve looked forward to eating, but it was so hot, he didn't even bother. S, our youngest vegetarian, was glad to be spared the sight.

I made sure to go into the building with the finished projects; I missed those at Rhinebeck. This lace shawl was much prettier than the photo shows.

And this afghan was so amazing; I can't even imagine the hours that went into creating this. See the blue square with the crab on it, representing Maryland? Not sure what the brown blob is, but love the crab.

A nice surprise for Steve was the gardening vendors. He was able to buy some heirloom plants, which made him happy. S carried the bag of yarn and soap for me.

On Sunday, we drove into Baltimore and wandered around Fell's Point. One of my favorite browsing stores is Su Casa, where I fell in love with this doormat.

They also had this picture frame made out of little scraps of fabric all sewn together. Kind of cute although I probably won't make it myself.

This is one of Steve's favorite places to go. He could spend hours in here.

We walked down Aliceanna Street to A Good Yarn, a really small store that specializes in classes more than selling yarn.

I can't remember the name of this vegetarian place but the smoothies were awesome. I had a Chamomile Cooler, the one with the lemon on top.

I had taken a picture of the chalkboard to help my memory, but it doesn't show too much.

Now I'm off to the couch to work on my mom's Mother's Day gift. Pictures of that later!


  1. Love that doormat. Thanks for sharing your fun with us.

  2. Oh, I love it all. The afghan sampler and shawl are gorgeous. Both too an incredible amount of work, don't you think?

    Next year, for sure!

  3. I can't believe your family goes to and S&W festival. Farm Boy loves me -- but not that much! And DD would laugh if I even hinted at it!

    I haven't been to Fell's Point for about 25 years; bet I wouldn't recognize it!