Thursday, May 08, 2008

Report from Knitting Daily about MSWF

I was dismayed to read the following today:

Five minutes before the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival opened last weekend, someone stepped into the Brooks Farm Yarn booth and slipped the Optic Waves Shawl from my (Clara Parkes') book off its hanger and into her bag.

That theft kicked off a series of break-ins, thefts, and acts of vandalism that kept the Howard County Sheriff's Department busy all weekend—and that left a lot of knitters wondering what was happening to our once-sacred little community.

But the sheep were plentiful, the lines long, and the vendors well-stocked.

I agree with Clara - what in the world is going on? What is wrong with people?!

Despite all the above, I had a wonderful time. My photos are posted here on flickr if you'd like to see them.

I have included a few photos here:
We're here!
Baaaaa -> look at my horns! Ravelry rock stars!
MSW shirts fluttering above the crowd


ctkgaking said...

I really enjoyed the pictures of the MS&W. Looks like you had a great time. Maybe next year I'll get to go too!

Joseph said...

that is ridiculous!!!! who'd-a-thought that a community of knitters would tie up law enforcement!

CraftyGryphon said...

Thanks for posting the pics - I didn't get up there this year. I'm gonna try to get up there next year, probably on the Sunday, which everyone said was Much Quieter.

(PS, I just tagged you for a meme on my blog. No pressure; if you're busy, no worries!)

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