I started my Mother's Day with these alpaca brothers...they're two years old. The one in front was just shorn and the one in back was up next...
Jim and Jack slept in late so that I could head out early to the Great Maryland Sheep and Wool festival. It's always the first weekend in May.
You'd be proud. I didn't buy any yarn.
I just drooled over it...
Actually, I haven't used the pink yarn I bought from this same vendor a few years ago so I exercised restraint.
Well...I guess I didn't exercise complete restraint.
I did buy some more curly roving from this old friend from last year. It was only $3.40!
Do you think he can see anything through those dreadlocks?
This was the same guy who gave me Alice's hair last year for my Alice in Wonderland block. He's got the curliest locks at the Festival -- IMHO.
The weather was perfect.
And the animals were putting their best fleece forward...
Or their best face...
In addition to the cool sheep, I met some very interesting people.
Like Violet, the hooker from the Mason Dixon Chapter of the Rug Hookers Guild.
Her name is Violet, she wore a violet colored shirt, and...she was using all shades of violet in her rug. Yet another example of women who wear clothes to match their projects...or...who work on projects that match their clothes.
I also was psyched to meet Amy Singer, founder and editor of the awesome online magazine Knitty.
The funny thing is she thought she recognized my name and face from being on TV! And then it was me who recognized her!
If you don't know about Knitty, it's an amazing FREE , quarterly online knitting magazine with all kinds of great articles and projects. See the recent issue here.
After meeting Amy, I ate lunch...
And made my way through more of the vendor stalls...
And I bought one of these tassel thingies imported from Peru.
Evidently, in one of the villages in Peru, the young men let these hang out of their pockets to show that they don't have a girlfriend.
I bought one for Jack.
And I also bought a few buttons and stickers for friends to whom this saying happens to apply...
And just before I left, I made a tour through the Award tent.
I fell in love with this vest which won first place...
I'd love to make one of those. *sigh
All in all, I'd say it was a great way to wake up on Mother's Day.
And yes, I did eventually make it home to Jim and Jack who had weeded the yard and were taking me out to dinner -- God love them.
But that was not until after I said goodbye to this fella...
I think I would have adopted him if he was available.
Hope your Mother's Day was just as sweet.