Every May, there is a call felt for knitters, crocheters, spinners, and wool aficionados everywhere to visit Maryland. Like a beacon, they come from near and far to Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival.
I grew up near there, so on a visit home in 2011, I was fortunate to attend with Jen. I was in my first trimester of pregnancy with my son LB and had only told a select few family members and friends, so it was special to share that news and moment with Jen while exploring a shared interest.
There were so many amazing areas and features in the festival, from marketplace stands to tutorials. I want to share some of the things I enjoyed most and photos!
Though it has been six years since these were taken, many of the same elements remain the same or similar so it may give you a glimpse into what makes Sheep and Wool quite special.
For lunch, there was a pit-roasted lamb sandwich with a mild barbecue sauce and a dash of horseradish. I enjoyed it with a ginormous lemonade on the side.
Marketplace and Woolly Goodness
Here is a rainbow of sorbet hues from Meadow Medley Fibers of Maryland.
Creatively Dyed Yarns
Elvira Little Girl Dress
Charcoal Cardigan with Lobster Buttons. I’m a little bit in love with this.
Twin Ponds Fiber Farm
Spirit Trail Fibreworks
Which would be your favorite part? The food, the shops, or the demonstrations?