The Best Beloved and I and our Rental Kid (the godson) all had a great time at MSWF yesterday. In the past, I've always gone on Sundays, but I have to tell you, Saturdays seem to be the day to go! The crowds were smaller and the merchandise more accessible. Thor, I stopped by to find you but you were not there, and WillyG, I just kept an eye out for you just in case...
I ended up with two fleeces, a fine Jacobs fleece and a beautiful Coopworth.
Favorite things of the day: the people at Hanson Spinners telling me that instead of repairing my broken fly wheel, they'd just send me a brand new one for free; Lexi Boeger, aka Pluckyfluff (author of Intertwined) giving the Rental Kid a spinning lesson, and all the diversity: women in goth outfits, men in utili-kilts, pink white people, grandmothers with amazing Sunday-go-to-church hats, lots of Muslim families (given my childhood in the Middle East I found this oddly comforting!), birkenstocked-back-to-the-earth people, polyestered suburbanites.
Probably the best part was a lady stopping the Best Beloved on the way out and asking "Why are people carrying all these bags of wool? What on earth are they going to do with it?" He answered, "These are hand spinners. They will spin it up and knit!" She responded "People still do that?"
I've attached some pics for your enjoyment.