This weekend was the IA sheep and wool festival. I had signed up for a class and was all set to go. I intended to pick up hand cards for the lovely angora I received (remember this?) and perhaps some dyes. I’ve been counting down the days.
But earlier this week we got a little heads up to check the website. It could be the case that the fairgrounds would be under water due to all the flooding in IA. We were told to keep checking back. I checked the forecast there and noticed that they were indeed going to receive more rain in the next 3 days. So I remained optimistic that perhaps the forecasts would be incorrect and the rivers would not swell to the point that they did. First I read that the road to the fairgrounds had flooded, but my optimism barely waned. In the end, last evening, I received a call from one of the planners indicating that they would have to cancel as the fairgrounds were under water. And I was so sad. Then I remembered that my silly sheep and wool festival cancellation is nothing compared to the people losing homes and crops to all this water. I am very selfish.
On that note, anyone know how I can get to Estes Park, CO this weekend? 😉