Sunday, October 25, 2009
Last weekend I went with some people from my knitting group to the New York Sheep and Wool festival, in Rhinebeck, New York.
It was only about a 2 hour drive from here, and it was soo much fun! There were tons of yarn vendors, as well as people selling Sheep and Goat Cheeses, there was an entire building filled with food and wines for sampling, a barn where they were auctioning off sheep. There were people selling all kinds of knitting and crocheting accessories, fiber, yarn, drop spindles, spinning wheels, hand knit items, patterns, etc. There were even rides for the kids in attendance... or the big kids who like to go on rides... like me (I went down the jumbo slide with H, my boss and knitting buddy.
What did I buy you ask? Well I bought a cute project bag, that I was so drawn to
the fabric it was made out of, I couldn't walk away, then I bought some doggy sweater patterns, and that was that. I had someone show me how to properly use my drop spindle so I can actually start to work with it on the weekends, instead of letting it collect dust...and I sampled all the foods and beverages I could handle.
We also joined the lunchtime Ravelry meet up, and I took a photo with Bob the mascot, then our knitting group was in the Group shot... I got a "Hi my name is" button, and then our group did a picture with all of us that were in attendance. Originally we were planning on attending the Ravelry after party gathering, but after a long day in the cold shopping and oohing and aahing, we decided to just trek to a blue post office box (which was more difficult to find than you might expect), and then back home to CT.
All in all it was a good day!