Always the first weekend in May, Maryland Sheep and Wool is the largest show in North America featuring domestic sheep and wool. In the DC metro area, we are lucky to be within driving distance of this wonderful event. The show features hundreds of vendors selling a variety of fibers, including alpaca, merino, angora, silk and of course, wool! For the knitter, this is a truly amazing, and at times, overwhelming experience. Where else can you buy tons of wool, pet an angora bunny, eat lamb on a stick and watch a sheep farmer shear his sheep?
I am excited to announce that Knit-a-Gogo and Knit Happens will partner this year to offer two great opportunities around Maryland Sheep and Wool. Choose one or both!
- Sign up for a unique workshop on Friday, April 25th from 7-8 p.m. This workshop will help you to better prepare for this fiber festival and other upcoming yarn expos, such as Stitches East. We will cover how much yarn to purchase of a particular fiber, how to shop for hand dyed and hand spun yarns, the history of fiber and an overview of fiber categories, and the hottest spots at the festival (ie the places that you want to hit first, before the good stuff is gone!) Call Knit Happens at 703-836-0039 to register!
- Then join me Saturday morning, May 3rd, at 7:30 a.m. at Knit Happens in Old Town Alexandria for free breakfast and car pool to the festival. If you are interested in driving or having a spot in someone’s car, please email me! There are still two spots remaining in my car.