We are back home now from New York Sheep & Wool. What can I tell you? It was a lot of fun. The wool fumes were thick and the fiber fever run high. I got to see Maggie and Kim and meet Kim’s husband. I also got to see some cute sheep and alpacas. DD #1 got to lead a llama in the “Llama Lambada”. It was a thrill to see Internet friends from Ravelry. And I got a really nice hand-thrown mug with a sheep on it.
DD #4 was a big hit in her hand-knit booties and fuzzy Tom-Tem sweater.
I managed to grab some “socks that Rock” yarn and have committed other fiberly crimes.
DH took some pictures. DD #1 got to walk around all by herself and bought a present for DD #3. A cute little squeaky sheep. It was only $3.00. When she asked me for money I wondered why it was so cheep. Well, when she brought it to me I saw that he bag had paw prints on it. But DD #3 loves it, squeaks it all the time and tries to get the baby excited about this fuzzy white blob.
The funniest part of the day was after closing, when I saw two llamas boarding a minivan. I can just picture they getting in the car seats, tightening seat belts, sipping apple juice though the straw and asking “Are we there yet?” When we stopped and openly stared at the llamas a man standing behind us said “What is the big deal? You should have seen me getting two sheep in my Subaru hatchback. I thought he was kidding. He was not. There were two sheep in his car!
Unfortunately for me I finished up the festival with a fever. Not a fiber fever, but a real one. By the time we got home after a 4 hour drive I was burning up and talking to people who were not there. I am feeling better today, but have been afraid to open up my bags and see what I bought “under the influence”. Will do that tomorrow.