This past Saturday we stopped by the Great Lakes Fiber Show (it's something of a tradition at this point). I visited with the lovely Bare Naked Wools folks (you should come play in our knitalong, it's the yummiest yarn imaginable). But other than a few goodies from their booth, I actually managed to not bring home any yarn. Shocking I know. But I'm in the yarn acquisition phase for a new set of books (yes, already, these things have long timelines), and am sort of saturated with yarn-y goodness at the moment. But, so as not to leave you hanging, [...]
Retreat, Part II
After the stroll (no, no it was more of a hike -- a hike with moments of slog), it was time for lunch. I went back to Eastsound (small island, small towns, that was the closest spot that promised a selection of lunch spots). I stormed the first restaurant I found and devoured some sort of massive sandwich product. As I was sitting there, marveling at how amazingly tasty things are after a nice long scramble in the woods (and trying hard to ignore the muddy cuffs on my pants), I though hmmm, perhaps I should double check the ferry [...]
Maryland Sheep & Wool had, not surprisingly, a large number of sheep and other wooly things. We found wee baby goats: Curly horned sheep (do the horns mean they're boys? Are boy sheep really rams, like how boy cows aren't so much cows as bulls or steer?): Sheep getting haircuts: And sheep with the post trim dreads (very styling): Plus the odd llama and rabbit and other furry friend. Very cute. Very smelly. Very noisy.
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