Can you say, BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!
The treck started Friday night. Wanting to leave promptly at the "crack of ass," Nicole and Elizabeth slept over at my house. They weren't into the traditional slumber party stuff like the Ouija board or levitation. No, instead, we planned our attack for the Festival. We all wanted to hit the Koigu booth...I mean, seriously, who doesn't want to score some discounted Koigu? I also got Nic into Socks that Rock when I showed her my stash, so we also knew we wanted to hit The Fold. We also knew we wanted to fondle all the Brooks Farm yarn (not the Brooks Farm hottie Wendy and I referred to after last year's festival). Beyond that, I was looking for Brittany cable needles, a shawl pin and blocking wires. And of course, we had to score FESTIVAL SWAG.
Let me start by saying, there was no Koigu. Maie broke her foot and they decided not to make the trip. After a brief period of disappointment, I knew we had to move on...no use crying over spilled milk...and I could spend that money EASILY somewhere else.
Well, I can tell you one thing about the festival. We are REALLY REALLY good at standing in line. You waited in line for everything...to buy yarn, to pee, to buy food, to pet a llama. The festival has become so much more crowded over the years. Not just with knitters, but with fiberholics galore. Weavers, spinners, dyers, knitters. And then, there are the people there to show their live stock. We saw sheep, llamas, alpacas, angora goats and angora rabbits! Here are some animals:
Here is my haul!
I realize it is a bit hard to visualize everything, so here are some more specifics:
Brooks Farm Acero for Socks, Wrist Warmers and the "Crest of the Wave" Mobius,
a Brooks Farm Pattern
Socks that Rock in Carbon Dating, Pebbles and Lunasea
Two Morehouse Merino Kits
Not 1, but 3 Shawl Pins
But the best part, the friends who joined us at "Camp Knitty D and the City!" Yes, we made camp, complete with chair, blankets and lots of room for knitting