... and with a 3 month old next year, I most likely will have to sit out MDSW as well - but I picked up something today that will almost make missing out on those two sheep and wool festivals worthwhile.
Feast your eyes on my Norden Gateleg table from IKEA:
Just why is this table making up for missing the festivals? Well, I have lots of wool. Andrew says he considers the wool insulation to the house at this point. And honestly, I really don't need to buy more right now. I also have a beautiful yarn swift made from reclaimed wood and a wool winder courtesy of my knitting friends as a housewarming present when we bought this house.
What I didn't have was a table to connect the frickin' wool winder to! As my luck would have it, every table we had in this house has either a beveled edge, a rounded edge, or a false front - all of which make it impossible to clamp the wool winder to. I have so much wool that is still skeined and packaged from previous festivals - now I will finally be able to wind the wool (oh, all that beautiful sock yarn!) into yarn cakes and start knitting with it! I can't wait to start re-discovering my stash.