Oh, there were also tons of weavers there but I was not allowed to look at any of them, and when I did I got a stern talkin' to by Emily. I don't understand why everyone is against me weaving. Seriously, no one I know has thought it was even a slightly ok idea. It isn't like I'm going to quit knitting or that I'll have to sink tons of money into an entirely different group of hobby supplies. It's starting to feel like one of those situations where everyone tells you that the guy's no good for you, but you don't agree, so you cling to him even more. Weaving is my bad boy. But seriously, he's really sweet and it's just that no one else really understands him like I do!
In addition to all the shopping, we saw lots of sheep and goats and alpacas and, as always, the duck herding dog (which I took a little video of, but Blogger isn't wanting to upload it apparently)
Then, because the Woolgathering is at Youngs Jersey Dairy and they're kind of famous for ice cream, we got some ice cream - cinnamon for Emily and a Pumpkin Bumpkin for me (it was a shake made with real pumpkin pie and french vanilla ice cream - mmmm!) THEN she took me to Ashley's bakery in Oakwood which is just around the corner from where she grew up. Because it's apple season, that means it's apple dumpling season so she said we had to get one! I'm saving mine to split with Billy, unless I change my mind before he gets home from work and eat the whole thing then pretend like it never existed! She also got me a couple of their famous cookies - I can't remember the clever name now, but it was a thin chewy molasses spice cookie with a poof of meringue in the middle and deeelicious! They also have fantastic salt sticks (rye bread sticks with grainy salt on the outside!) which I had to get and eat half of. So today my super nutritious food intake has consisted of an apple with coffee for breakfast, a granola bar to keep me from passing out while shopping (it was the South Beach kind which Emily is always raving about and there are pretty damn good!), then a milkshake (which, I remind you, was not just pie flavored, but actually had pie IN it!) then a cookie, then half a breadstick (which I intend to finish when I post this!) Not really going in a good direction today! Oh well - it's the Woolgathering weekend and that's reason enough to celebrate!