Shopping wasn't nearly as fun this year because instead of happy, gay booths we got plastic wrapped tents that were filled with muddy straw. I felt bad for the outside vendors. Everything was a mess.
The inside vendors were terribly crowded probably because being outside was no fun. These bunnies didn't care. They were warm and dry.
The sheep were happier than they usually are. They were enjoying this unusually cool weather. Me too.
Painted silk scarves in the mist. Nice.
Fiber braids were everywhere. I walked my legs off looking for a ball of sock yarn. I wanted to cast a pair on right there but all I could find were skeins. Boo. I saw a mom winding up her skein using her daughter while they waited in line for food. I should have brought a kid.
That's it. That's my pitiful haul. I was there from 8:30 until 4 and that's the best I could do and I shopped hard. Very hard. That's what happens when you already have everything.
Here's my Miss Babs haul. I could barely wrestle my way into her booth so I had to grab the first thing I saw. It's her special 2016 MDSW colorway in her sock yarn. This is my first Miss Babs ever. When I have The Mister with me I can't wait an hour in line to pay for something so I took advantage.
At Spunky Eclectic I found next year's shawl fiber. It's Forest Dancer in Merino and silk.
With the money Daughter gave me to spend for Mother's Day I got this braid at Misty Mountain Farms. It's Finn in the Desert Sunrise colorway. This year's festival breed was Finn so I wanted to give it a try.
While I was waiting in line to pay for it I spied this cup and now it's mine too. Well, that's it. Pitiful, right?
Since I was on my own this year, I never got a photo of me in this year's shawl, Regina Marie. I can tell you I did get lots of compliments on it from complete strangers so it was a big win.
It wasn't the best year weather-wise or shopping-wise but I did have a great time. See ya next year big fella!