Last weekend, Amy and I had a Maryland sort of Saturday. We headed out early for the Maryland Sheep and Wool festival, where I saw Jody and Christy, spied the Yarn Harlot, and saw working sheep dogs! It should come as no surprise to anyone who’s ever seen me with Maggie (or heard me talk about Maggie, or read my writing about Maggie, or looked numerous photos of Maggie) that I enjoyed the sheep herding demo by the dogs more than almost anything else there.
Here is the female, Abbie, doing what border collies do best: looking intense.
And here is the male, Shep, doing the other thing border collies do best: herding sheep.
After watching them, we headed into the vendors areas. I got pretty overwhelmed by the whole thing, but still ended up walking out with $125 worth of yarn (that, bad knitter that I am, I didn’t photograph.) I got some beautiful blue corriedale wool, some coordinating purple corriedale wool, a random skein of Noro Kureyon for a project I’m working on, and some Himalayan wool/silk in soft lime green with multi-colored heather flecks. The corriedales will be worked into a chevron scarf from Last-Minute Knitted Gifts, and the wool/silk will end up as a hat and mittens for one Ms. Amy.
After braving the crowds at Tess’ Designer Yarns (and not finding quite what I wanted – although maybe we will go to their place in August on our vacation) and after Amy bought a new wallet, we headed to Baltimore to see the Orioles play the Royals at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. What fun!
We had a lot of fun, eating and being generally rowdy with the other folks in the cheap seats of section 90.
This was our view of the game. The Orioles won. Who can argue with that?
All in all, it was a grand day, and a great start to my birthday week. Next post will be all about our trip to New York City on Tuesday and the great food and cultural tour we took of West Greenwich Village!