Wet Wool, Good Eats.

After a full day of eating, drinking, parties, and parades, it’s fair to say that, as much as I love crafts fairs, spending a rainy Sunday at a sheep and wool festival wasn’t really high on my list of things to do. But I’d promised my knitting-enthusiast of a mother that I’d accompany her, and, while we were both hoping for less prohibitive weather, a plan is a plan.

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As it turned out, there weren’t many people who shared my apprehension—the crowds were out in full force. Those yarn fans are a hardcore bunch. We were too late to catch the herding demonstrations, but, in between browsing through stall after stall of rainbow-hued wool, knitting books and paraphernalia, and sheepskin rugs, we found more than enough time to sample a few lamb-based goodies.

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My favorite by far was the first thing I tried: a pit-lamb sandwich, with slices of smoky-flavored meat, tender, gamey, and hot off the grill, served on squishy kaiser roll. It was delicious plain, but even better with barbecue sauce.

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We made the mistake of following that up with a sub-par lamb sausage with grilled onions and peppers (not even worthy of a picture) and just couldn’t summon the appetite for much else after that. A shame, especially with Hillbilly Jeff’s fudge and Brian’s Olde Fashioned Soda Pop available for the asking.

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After a bit more window-shopping, though, we managed to find enough room for one more treat. Moral of the story: It’s next to impossible to be too full for funnel cake.

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Mom came away empty-handed, overwhelmed by the seemingly endless varieties of yarn, but even so, the day wasn’t a total wash. Weather not-withstanding, of course. That lamb sandwich managed to do the impossible: It turned my soaking-wet jeans and soggy shoes into nothing but a pesky afterthought.

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3 thoughts on “Wet Wool, Good Eats.

  1. Janice says:

    great piece, very entertaining.

  2. maya says:

    Thanks, Janice; glad you enjoyed!

  3. marsha says:

    It was fun!

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