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.
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.
In the end it was worth the wait and I got to meet Miss Babs herself! She is super sweet by the way.
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.
This guy was my favorite. I love the dreads and super pink nose.
So as you can see I had a great time, and brought home lots of goodies. Can’t wait till next year!