We got there relatively early (about 9:30am) and it was already _packed_. That was surprising. Some of the booths were so packed I couldn't even get in to see what yarn they were selling. Yeah, I don't believe it either, but it's true. One booth was packed with a long line waiting to get in to look at what appeared to be lovely sock yarn. The yarn to buy the sock yarn was even _longer_. I have to admit, I chickened out and didn't go in. Oh, I _tried_ but no way was I going to get in there. oh well.
They increased the number of porta-potties (an important consideration) and added several more ATMs to the festival. I stupidly forgot to get some cash prior to going, so my beloved Craig got cash out for me. There were more boothes for more vendors. It seemed they cut down on where the fleeces were or maybe they just put it in a different barn.
I particularly liked the 2007 logo. Some years, it just doesn't cut it for me, but this year was pretty cool. I didn't even think about standing in line for that - that line was _way_ too long.
I got some yarn (not a lot, I'm not sure why) a book and some cards. Oh yeah, and I bought some sheep trim, it looks like it's from the 70s;) I intend to put that on a pair of my jeans. Poor Craig had to pry the stickpin out of the trim - it had rusted in there.
Of course, I'm thinking "hey, I should have gotten this or that" and also "what about that vendor - the one with the clay pins?" but I'm not going back tomorrow. I know that I should buy whatever it is I see because there's a good chance it won't be there if I decide to go back for it. After all, there is a limited supply of the items.
I wore my "all your yarn are belong to me" t-shirt (shameless plug for my Cafe' Press store) and got lots of good feedback from it. All in all, a great day. Each year, I think "hey, I should rent a room closer to the Howard County Fairgrounds" but I realize that would give me less money to spend on yarn;) Plus they are probably booked years in advance. Maybe I could sleep on somebody's front lawn on that stretch of road;)
now on to the Payton update: