This is the third post for MSWF. Go backwards in the blog if you want to read the others.
I missed the shearing part of the Sheep to Shawl competition on Saturday morning and, by the time I made it to the tent where the competition was being held, one team had just cut their shawl off the loom.
That was Spin City. They had a Scout theme, complete with cookies and merit badges.
I realize that unless you have a large screen you’re not going to be able to read the Merit Badge descriptions. Most have to do with becoming competent in skills of spinning, knitting, shearing, etc. However I particularly liked the one that shows a credit card and is awarded for: “Enabler (silver or gold). The requirements for earning this badge are: Teaching someone to knit, crochet, spin, felt, weave, or dye. You also must have ‘encouraged’ another to buy a braid of roving, skein of yarn, or spindle. Silver: If you have ever persuaded someone to buy a wheel or loom then you have earned the silver enabler award. Gold: To earn the gold enabler award you must have influenced someone’s decision to buy a farm, fiber mill, or yarn store.” The Fiber Friends’ sign said that they were “Celebrating the Royal Wedding with a Royal Shawl”.
Definitely a royal purple theme.
The third team was called Friends Thru Fiber and had a butterfly theme.
I was showing sheep Saturday afternoon and didn’t make it back to this area to find out who won the competition.
I mentioned in the last post about the opportunity to spend time with people who I rarely see.
These are two of the JSBA inspectors that I communicate with via email a lot. Royal on the left, is the person who bought the sheep I brought. Here is a photo of showing Serrano that Royal just sent me.
As things were winding down on Sunday afternoon I helped Royal load the sheep for his drive to Pennsylvania. That’s my two with their new friends. Serrano in the trailer. As I left the fairgrounds I took a few photos of the gorgeous countryside. I love seeing the farms and these old barns.
Back at the hotel… …I laid out my winnings. Stay tuned for one more day of Maryland adventures!