My reason for living.
THE 39TH ANNUAL MARYLAND SHEEP AND WOOL FESTIVAL!!!!!
This year, the festival is on 5 and 6 May. Just a month from now! OH MY GOSH! I had not thought about it yet this year because I've been so obsessed with other things, but today I remembered it. My supervisor at work was discussing weekend availability, and I said I was normally free except for the first weekend in May, because that was the annual sheep and wool festival. As you might imagine, he laughed, but not in a you're-such-a-freak way.
If you're curious, here is the link to my adventures at last year's MD Sheep and Wool Festival.
I can't believe it's just a month away!
In honor of the upcoming festival (and because I still have a LOT of unspun fiber from last year's purchases), I picked up an abandoned project ...
This is some heavenly merino, which I am spinning with matching cotton crochet thread. It's very loose, the merino is barely drafted and spun clockwise, then twisted counter-clockwise with the thread. It's as soft as you think it is.
Same stuff, outside, where it inextricably changes color.
And inside again. Isn't it lovely? I loves it. It's my current precious.
And, I finally made that gym-bag-jewelry-keeper, but not from the silk matawa. I decided to use up some old bamboo and bamboo-corridale that I spun ages ago.
It's about the size of a deck of playing cards, with a drawstring.
That silk matawa is going to haunt me if I don't put it to good use.
And my other big deal ... I've signed up for the 5k portion of the Athleta Iron Girl Half Marathon and Co-ed 5K event at the end of April. I finally feel confident enough in my jogging abilities to go out in public and let people see me huff and puff. My friend who just ran the Rock-n-Roll Half Marathon in D.C. has signed up for the half-marathon portion of the Iron Girl. Then there's another 5k at work, the week after the Sheep and Wool Festival. Then I'm probably done until the weather gets cool again in September or October. It gets very humid here in the warmer months.
Thanks for dropping by! Don't forget to stop by Andrea's for Fiber Arts Friday!