Day 2 of the festival was short and sweet. I made Kevin skip the leisurely breakfast out and get to the festival right away. The good thing about that were no lines and an excellent parking space. Kevin could have had another deep fried Twinkie if he was really hungry.
We were a little early so we hit Tess Yarns right away. Their yarns were expensive but beautiful. The sock yarn was reasonable but I guess everyone else thought so too so there wasn’t much of a selection left. I also bought some Cultivated Silk/Merino and ribbon to make my MIL a scarf for Christmas. And since they only had huge hanks of ribbon in my preferred color way, Sea breeze, I bought myself a skein of angora and merino to make me a scarf. Yeah for me.
Next we went by Koigu. Koigu was quite the experience as they were selling off their millends at .10/gram. It was like drugs. People were going crazy. My mom’s current addiction is Koigu, so I picked up some for her. I felt like I purchased a lot but I tell you, people purchased tons more! Sunday morning was much less insane than say 1pm on Saturday. The Koigu owner complimented me a few times on my Alice Starmore sweater my mom had knit for me. It has motivated me to improve upon my pathetic stranded knitting. I must learn to use both hands to knit. My mom has so many unfinished AS sweaters that I am probably set for life if I finish one every few years. But I want to learn how to do it myself.
I wish I had taken a photograph of the Koigu booth. Kevin had the camera but he stood back, away from the insanity. After that we wandered back up to Sheep to Shawl. I wonder who won. Kevin thought it would be the newspaper themed women. They were all work, no chit chat. I thought they had to be anxious to get the paper hats off their heads. The other teams were a lot chattier. I hope someone posts on their blog the winners. And last we gave the bunnies one more pet. It took much restraint not to bring one of those cuties home. I may be getting one in October. If we have the hutch prepared it will all be good.
We bought Gracie an angora scrunchie from this vendor. The bunny was so docile. Until Kevin gave the owner our money and the bunny jumped off the table. It was pretty dirty after that and Kevin and I took that as our cue to leave.
My mom and dad did pretty well with the kids. Owen mostly avoided them—which was a bummer. Cameron and Gracie did great. Cameron scored a goal at soccer on Saturday and Gracie volunteered at the Special Olympics on Sunday. It was nice to get away with Kevin. His brother lives in Baltimore so we had dinner with him and his wife on Saturday. Owen seemed to be running a little fever on Saturday so we cut it short on Sunday. I am disappointed I didn’t meet any other knit bloggers but it was definitely fun nonetheless. Finally, the stash acquisition…