Despite not getting to do much shopping because I was working like a madwoman to make some last-minute lotion bars, the Great Rhody Yarn Crawl was a really good time.
I really, truly, puffy-heart love the fiber community in and around this little state of ours. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: everyone is so welcoming and friendly and caring, it’s so lovely to see familiar faces at these kinds of events. And people make such beautiful things!
This adorable sheep bowl will now be part of my show display, I simple couldn’t resist taking her home from Rising Sun Earthworks.
I also couldn’t resist this sweet little sheep pouch from Dancing Threads RI. Apparently, all of my must-haves were sheep-themed, and none of them were yarn. And no, I don’t know how I resisted because there were plenty of pretty skeins there. There were also baby goats.
I wish I had captured some better photos, they were the sweetest things. Now didn’t that make Monday just a bit brighter?
I am going to take a short break from my regular “WIP Wednesday” posts as I’ve felt a bit hemmed-in by them, and have found myself really only posting once a week due to the timing. I think I’d prefer to post once earlier and once later in the week, so the WIPWed post is getting cut for a while. We’ll see how it goes. I do, however, still want to chat about my knitting. This week’s focus is my Rotted Days shawl. I finished the previous wedge with just that tiny ball of my handspun left, so I’m now working the very exciting FINAL WEDGE in solid purple. It’s hard to tell, but I think this shawl will end up a decent size, and I’m glad I didn’t get caught short with my handspun, especially since I was totally winging the yardage. This has been on the needles since last May, but with a little luck and a few cram sessions I think I can finish it this week!
Hope your weekends were full of happiness, sheep-y things, and baby goats (or something else wonderful along those lines).
Your display table looks so professional. My jewelry set-up is nowhere near as good. I need to up my game.
I love those shawl colors.
I feel the same about my community here. All the creative things happening is such wonderful inspiration.
Those adorable baby goats just made my day! Also love the sheep bowl. This post is getting me excited for Maryland Sheep & Wool next month. Fiber/knitting communities are the best! Your shawl is looking wonderful!
I haven’t been to the MD festival but would love to go someday. Have fun!