Monday, May 9, 2016

Maryland Sheep & Wool 2016

Once again, we packed up the car and headed down to Maryland for a girls weekend.
The Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival is held at the Howard County Fairgrounds in West Friendship, Maryland on the first full weekend in May. It's a beautiful area filled with rolling hills, farms and quaint homes. The sun came out (for the first time in a week) and we enjoyed the scenic ride to the fair.

It's always nice to get away with my sisters without our kids.
We decided to hit up our favorites first. Sweitzers Fiber Mill is always a favorite. I love their yarns, soaps, lotions and most of all their adorable girl, Lilly! Lilly is the cutest little girl that dyes her own yarn. She can't be more than 7 or 8 years old and she's awesome. A true natural fiber girl.
That's Lilly in the pink shirt posing with her hand dyed yarn.

I found this booth and it was a new to me company. I loved everything about it!
Boho Chic Fiber Co. Loved her set up, yarns, mugs, prints. Everything was beautiful and I picked up two skeins of her yarn.

We made a stop at Miss Babs and it was late in the day so we actually got to take our time and see all the beautiful yarn and chat with Miss Babs herself.
This was the Maryland Sheep & Wool color way. So pretty.
I ended up buying Yowza in the Oyster color way with a sweater in mind.

(Miss Babs and Andee)

Once again, I had a great time spending the weekend with my sisters, sheep and fiber.
It was a really hard week last week. Sadly, I attended two funerals. One was for my oldest friend's father who lost his battle with ALS and our Uncle Butch, who lost his battle with melanoma.
It's easy to forget how fragile life is sometimes and a week like we had really reminds you that it's important to enjoy life and take the time to do the things you love. 

I can't wait to knit up some beautiful new projects with all my new yarn. 
I'll enjoy my coffee from my new hand made mug, wash my hands with hand made soap and remember the good time I had with my sisters and the sheep.


  1. It was such a fun trip! I might have even got enough yarn and fiber to keep me busy until Rhinebeck!!! I love all the pictures!

  2. What fun! Do you happen to know the pattern for the poncho?

  3. What fun! Do you happen to know the pattern for the poncho?

    1. I know it was called a "swoncho" but I don't know exact pattern name. It was so cool! One of my favorite knits that I spotted at the festival.

  4. oooh leanne, one day i hope so much to be able to go. but when one can't go, your pictures are the next best thing!!! were you able to put together a group and stay overnight???

    you guys look great, beautiful images!!!!

    1. and i have compiled a shopping list. i will give you $$ before you leave, i must remember!!!!