Friday, May 9, 2008

Fiber Friday - At Maryland Sheep & Wool

My mom and I left Friday morning for Maryland, stopped at every coffeeshop, ice cream booth and bathroom between here and there, and arrived 6 hours later in Frederick.
We failed to take a single picture in which we didn't look like death, so you'll just have to trust me - we had a great time! Frederick is such an adorable town, with a great range of shops. Our perennial favorite is Muse, where each got a little handmade book from YeeHaw Industries to use a trip journal. We enjoyed fantastic sandwiches at Cafe Nola, where the waitress was knitting and was also going to the Festival!

At the festival, we got down to goat picking:

Mom & a sweet Pygora

and farmer meeting,

Ramboillet?
These lovely Rambouillets belonged to Wit's End farm and produced this:


And shopping!

from the American Cormo Sheep Association, which had the nicest, most helpful lady farmers working!

Merino from Cloverleaf Farms

Socks that Rock, from The Fold

It was a fun, exhausting day, but I ended up with just what I wanted and needed! You'll be seeing that Rambouillet roving, dyed this week, in the next few days.

4 comments:

Jill B said...

Awww, Your Mama.

Barbara said...

Hi Tara,
You didn't miss me at MS&WF, we don't have a booth there anymore. I really do miss it but the upside is we are busy enough at the farm shop and website that I don't have to pack stuff and carry anymore.

You have some really nice photos from Maryland and you don't look like death, rather like you are having a great time.

I love the explanations for your colors.
Barbara Marr

Barbara said...

Oops, sorry I identified your Mom as you.. hope you both take it as a compliement.
Barbara

Alpaca Granny said...

What a great time!