I finally can say that I’ve experienced the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival. It’s located at the Howard County Fairgrounds, which is about 15 minutes away from where my boyfriend lives.
Yesterday, he took my daughter and I to the event. We all had a wonderful time. I must say that I was good and only walked away with one purchase… 1/2 pound of Cormo roving. Cormo is a cross between Corriedale Sheep and super fine Merino ewe. The fiber that the Cormo sheep produces is next to skin soft, but it’s not as soft as the Merino that I’ve purchased, which is 15.5 microns.
This evening, I pulled some of the fiber out of the bag and spun with it. It spins a bit different than some of the other fibers that I’ve spun, but I like it still and look forward to spinning (and hopefully dyeing) more of this fiber. I took a lot of pictures; however, the rest will be posted another day. 😉