• New York Sheep and Wool

    Last Saturday was one of my favorite times of year, The New York Sheep and Wool Festival in Rhinebeck, NY. I’ve been going every year for several years now, and I always have a great time. Lots to see, touch, and buy. It’s amazing to be around so many like minded people. In my everyday life when I tell people I knit and spin my own yarn they look at me like I have a third eyeball. However, here everyone is just as excited over that beautiful skein of yarn, or the oh so soft fiber, and the gorgeous handcrafted spinning wheel.

    First off, the ride to Rhinebeck is beautiful.

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    All the leaves are usually at peak this time of year. Fall colors as far as the eye can see. Definitely my favorite thing about living in New England.

    When I first arrived I decided to hit up Miss Babs yarn. Her booth is always really popular, so I wanted to get there before it got too crazy. Unfortunately everyone else must have had the same idea, as it was hard to get through the sea of people and into the booth. I was able to fight through the crowds and obtain two skeins of  her lovely yarn. The line to check out was pretty long. I waited in line for a little over an hour.

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    In the end it was worth the wait and I got to meet Miss Babs herself! She is super sweet by the way.

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    While I was walking around this beauty caught my eye. It is a purple (one of my favorite colors) all metal spinning wheel. How cool is that! Not sure if it was for sale, if it was I knew it was surely out of my price range.

    Of course you can’t go to a Sheep and Wool Festival and not visit with the sheep.

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    This guy was my favorite. I love the dreads and super pink nose.

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    So as you can see I had a great time, and brought home lots of goodies. Can’t wait till next year!

     


  • Re-Entering the World of Blogging

    I guess I should start off by introducing myself. My name is Kelly, I’ve been knitting for 12 years and spinning for about 9 years. I have a wonderful husband who has accepted my knitting/yarn addiction and 3 children. My daughter is 19 and my two sons are 15 and 12. I also have fur babies, 3 dogs and 2 cats.

    I had a knitting blog back in 2008. I loved connecting with other knitters and met so many wonderful people through my blog. Unfortunately life ended up getting in the way, we were going through some difficult times and the blog fell by the wayside. I missed connecting with everyone and thought now was the perfect time to start anew.

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    These socks are the only knitting project I have going on. I’m using yarn I spun about a year ago. Not sure where the fiber I used is from, as the label I put on it must have fallen off.  I’m off to Rhinebeck tomorrow so there will definitely be more on the needles this week. Until then I’ll be back next week with a full post about my day at NY Sheep and Wool, as well as my fiber haul.