Another Maryland Sheep and Wool Report

WillyG's picture

Disclaimer: I went to Maryland Sheep and Wool this weekend, and it was hot enough that I bought an all-day mug of root beer. I figured it called for a lousy ‘beer’ song, written Sunday morning. I basically copied this off my blog to chip in my part for the MSWF report.

Yesterday on the first of May the bus was rather full,
we packed our knitting and headed out to Maryland Sheep and Wool.
The parking lot was crowded tight as avid fans streamed in,
delighted at the free-for-all now starting to begin.

Hey, hey, ho, ho, the bags are packing full,
we’re cooling off and knitting drunk at Maryland Sheep and Wool.

I fondled yarn, I oogled lace, I bought a mug o’ ‘beer,’
I wandered through the projects show and watched the sheepy shear.
The weather was a touch too warm, we staggered to the shade,
I pitied roasting artisans and toasty wares they made.

Hey, hey, ho, ho, the bags are packing full,
we’re cooling off and knitting drunk at Maryland Sheep and Wool.

The shoppers crowded through the barns despite the searing heat,
the kilted men sprawled on the grass to rest their tired feet.
I never heard a rough remark, tho’ friendlies heard a few;
I made some new acquaintances and old ones did renew.

Hey, hey, ho, ho, the bags are packing full,
we’re cooling off and knitting drunk at Maryland Sheep and Wool.

Though shopping played a crucial part (there seemed a hefty lot),
I rather liked the people there - okay, and yarn I bought.
For me the fun is over now, though there be one more day;
the music and the sheep-to-shawl and fiber friends at play.

Hey, hey, ho, ho, the bags are packing full,
we’re cooling off and knitting drunk at Maryland Sheep and Wool.

As I review my findings, this sight before I’ve seen,
for once again I’ve fallen prey to buying blue and green!

Hey, hey, ho, ho, the bags are packing full,
we’re cooling off and knitting drunk at Maryland Sheep and Wool.

edit: I bowdlerized the original blog, but here I think I can be a little freer. So, it's more a drinking song again... even though I don't think anyone got drunk on root beer. You have to sing this to yourself a little 'drunk' to get the full effect.

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Comments

I remember those legs! Now

I remember those legs!

Now I know what people mean when they talk about impulse spending at the festival. My wallet was already empty after I visited only half of the vendors.

I didn't get a chance to see the unveiling of the new "Aura" spinning wheel by Majacraft. I've been saving for a spinning wheel for a while and I definitely want something versatile. The Aura is supposed to have lots of potential for creating a whole variety of artyarns. It's a really cool design too for a spinning wheel.

MMario's picture

TUNE! I NEED A TUNE!

TUNE! I NEED A TUNE!

WillyG's picture

Hm-hm-hm hm hm haaaa, la la

Hm-hm-hm hm hm haaaa, la la la la laaa la laa la laa la laa blaa ablaa ha haaaah!

Aaronknits's picture

What? No new pictures of

What? No new pictures of the hot guy in the leather kilt?

Glad you had a good time and I'm glad the weather was nice! Is that your haul in that last photo?

WillyG's picture

He was there, and I only saw

He was there, and I only saw him just as I was due back at the bus at the end of the day, and...well, I'm shy!

As for weather, I think I would have preferred the "cold" weather from Rhinebeck last fall. It's hard to be excited about wool and sheep in sultry weather.

I guess I should own up to my own impulse spending. Blue and green, blue and green!