Uh, oh....it doesn't look like this is going to be a great day at the fest. It's been cold and wet for days now. Even so, I hit the road from N VA at 6:50 am.
You have to pay to get in now. I am so glad I did the online pre-pay because the line to pay at 8:30 was around the parking lot and back. I just sailed in.
I got a booklet and was off. I had somewhere to be in a hurry and I had to get all the way to other side of the fairgrounds.
Since I drank the Miss Babs kool aid last year I just had to wrestle the crowds and go get some of her 2017 MDSW colorway. The line was long but I did a lot of chatting so time went fast.
With my mission accomplished I had breakfast. I rub the salt off.
My next stop was to the fleece sale.
Jeesh. The prices were ridiculous. All the same I had a great time picking over the mounds of bags. I love everything about a dirty fleece.
Next stop the exhibition hall. The kid's poster contest is always fun.
I couldn't help but get a twinge of regret when I saw this beautiful overshot project. Mine is still decorating the inside of the trash can in the sewing room. Sigh....
Off to the barns. It was dark and cool inside but at least it was dry.
There were lots of babies this year. Baaaa.....
I didn't make it to the stitch marker swap this year but I did go by the site. How about a giant bag of Alpaca for $50? That's a real deal if you like alpaca.
It was cold and windy and it rained a bit off and on.
It was not a fun day to sit and knit and watch the world go by. You had to keep moving.
I warmed up inside the auction tent. I have never seen so many nice things available.
Thankfully I not only wore this year's shawl...
...but I had packed the Featherweight just in case. I really could have used a hat and some mitts as well. See that basket I'm hanging onto? It's pretty full. I went a little overboard this year. Come back tomorrow to see what's inside. Squee......