That's right, folks. Maryland Sheep and Wool 2007 is coming up, and I hope to be there on Saturday and possibly Sunday as well. Gryphon is setting up a meet-up on Sunday, in case anyone has an interest (can't guarantee I'll be there).
I, like so many others I have read, have a bit of a problem when it comes to planning out the shopping for the festival. Last year it was obvious: spinning wheels, fiber, Koigu and a Bosworth spindle. This year, I already have one wheel (do not be deceived -- keep reading), more fiber than I can possibly spin -- including some from last year's festival haul, a solid on-line source of Koigu and two Bosworths. What could I possibly want to pick up at MDS$W? I've started a list:
-One of these. Don't try to talk me out of it; I've already called Dave to discuss and there's one with my name on it waiting on Saturday.
-Brooks Farm something. Four play, perhaps? I'd like to at least touch it and see what the big deal is.
-A yummy, multi-colored fiber batt that I can spin up for a fine fall/early winter scarf.
-More of those sock-needle elastic cappers that I bought at Stitches East last fall. I keep losing them.
And that's about it. Maybe a shawl pin if something catches my eye. A stuffed sheep for the wee one perhaps.