First, look at this gorgeous photo of some of Anne Marie's SnB-ers:
Although this photo certainly does suggest that being gorgeous is a prerequisite to membership, I assure you that's not the case, or they'd never let me come! That's Aileen; Ann and Liz of Crossroads Knits ; and Sally of The Frog and the Daisy. I admired Liz's new skirt that she just finished in time for the show.
And I saw this wild skirt from across the midway:
along with Clapotises, lots of lovely lace, and a variety of great sweaters.
I got to meet Swatchy (hi, Knittah! we missed you!):
Swatchy is being held by excellent BBF customer Karen, who was the official Swatchy tour guide.
We briefly watched some of the sheepdog exhibitions:
Then we tried a find a bunny who was cuter than Charcoal; we failed, but these two guys gave it their best:
The prizewinners' exhibit had, in addition to the aforementioned Sweet-N-Low yarn, lots and lots of items that were felted and/or embellished with felted trim
There were several gorgeous pairs of mittens done with stranded work, like these:
and some lovely sweaters, too:
and lots of lace:
We saw the extremely cute Clyde, Courtney and Max's tyke (this baby has the most incredible knitted wardrobe - but what do you expect, with two parents who knit and one of whom runs a yarn shop).
Did I mention there were sheep?
( I tried to slip this guy Dolores' phone number but, alas, he'd been fixed.)
At the end of the afternoon, we stopped for a moment, while Jen tried to figure out what we were forgetting:
Ah yes, a trip to the Socks That Rock booth (after the line was gone).
My only regret is that I didn't spend more time with Mindy. (EDITED TO CLARIFY THAT MINDY IS NOT A SHEEP! Gah. Here is her blog. See? Sheep can't blog. Except Dolores, and she's the exception to every rule.)