Sunday, October 21, 2012

sheep and wool festival

We attended the Sheep and Wool Festival in Rhinebeck, NY yesterday. What a day!
The weather was gorgeous, the leaves were peaking and there was so much to see and do.
I say this every year but to get the full effect you probably really need to go both days. I say this and I was there for a full six hours.

My new yarn-

I paid visits to a few of my favorites and discovered some new ones. Have you ever heard of Qiviut? I had not and, oh my 100% qiviut is so incredible to touch. I will someday purchase some and make a scarf.
I got some tips on rug hooking and felting and enjoyed watched some weaving demonstrations. I waited on line again to purchase a skein of Cephalopod yarns. Really, I should have bought more for the amount of time I waited but, the color is so pretty it was worth it. It's that really pretty blue up there.
I got some beautiful new wool, a penny rug kit and a bolga basket. We met up with some family there which is always nice.

There is tons for kids to do which is really great so I can disappear on my own a bit and shop for a while knowing they are having fun. They watched sheep herding, dog frisbee, petted animals and a new favorite panning for rocks and minerals.

I can't wait for next year.


Amelia Plum said...

ooh i envy you this looks like so much fun. your photos are lovely, especially like the yellow tree and the bunny. can't wait to see the wonders you make with all that yarn.

found and sewn said...

beautiful photos...looks like a great day.

Joanna said...

Wow! Wish I could have come!

Ilix said...

Wow, that looked like fun! I love all the photos, thank you for sharing.

melissa said...

gorgeous photos. your kids are such sweet little earthy wool-wearing beauties!