What do you get when you combine a NorEaster and a Fiber Festival???
This was just as we arrived this morning....
And this was at noon...the little "straw streets" they made for us...disappeared!
I was not only prepared for the weather...but I also got pretty lucky on where I stepped...I guess?!
And if you DIDN'T drive a 4X4, and you DIDN'T take the advice of the parking attendees...AND you got stuck in the mud...
this is what came and got you out--a "tow tractor"!
Considering we knew what we were in for...it wasn't too bad until the temperature started to drop! We saw a mother with three young boys, at least I think thats what they were, COVERED head to toe in mud and wet--We heard mom saying "I don't want to hear that you are cold...you're the ones who were playing in the mud!" I later saw one of said boys (Mom was shopping) in the middle of the "tent street" knee deep in a mud puddle!
I met up with Cate, Roz, and Courtney (I'm terrible with names). It was so very nice to meet you I'm glad I made my name badge, otherwise we would have passed each other without knowing! Then later I met up with Sangeeta and Susan. It's so nice to finally put faces to the names I know from online and their blogs I've been reading for quite some time now! I wish the weather had been better...we could have sat down and chatted a little more! Just as I was leaving I saw Rae from our Knitting/Spinning group.
Sangeeta brought my goodie bag from her blog contest...Thanks so much--the best part was getting to meet you and Susan! I want to come to TYL and knit with you guys!
AND.....Remember that skein of yarn I entered??? I kept going to the tent where they were judging--peeking (of course) then I think they posted a guard to keep me out of there...
I placed!--I placed!! I know what my "dear" brother will say...second place is only the first loser...he likes to pick on me--A LOT!
I'm so proud, this is the first time I've ever entered any of my handgoods of any kind in a competition! Yipee!
Since I bought so much fiber last weekend...I pretty much behaved myself! Many, Many vendors either hadn't set up yet, or were there yet if they were coming at all! I didn't get a chance to visit with Jennifer this time--people swamped her tiny-tiny booth, I made several treks back to see if I could say hello...I noticed she didn't have any of her fibers out either (could have been because of the weather). The BIG tents were only half full of the anticipated vendors. Yes, that was disappointing but like I said before...I knew what I was in for prior to leaving the house!
Here's a picture most people (who know me) will not see or believe...
My Truck Dirty??!!
I found some "Sheepies"--
So many other pictures to blog about...maybe later! I need a cup of tea and my blankie!
TaTa for now....Keep on Knittin' & Spinnin'
Oh...and get ready the Blogiversary Contest is coming!