Three Bags Full
This weekend, we traveled to Rhinebeck, New York for the annual New York Sheep and Wool Festival. This our third year going to the festival and I had lots of plans to take pictures and blog along the way, but somehow, just never got around to it. Maybe it was the crowds of people or maybe I’m a little self conscious taking pictures in public and I know I was too shy to take pictures of the famous knitterly people I saw. In any case, the only pictures I have to share with you from the festival are those I took of the real stars of a sheep and wool festival: Sheep!
Isn’t he cute?
And some of them were really friendly, too.
The alpacas were adorable as well. I just love their big brown eyes.
If it weren’t for these guys, we wouldn’t have the lovely wool we love to craft with. I managed to procure a little of that wool to bring home with me as well. After all, I couldn’t look at all those lovely sheep and not want to bring some home, but I don’t think the neighbors would like that, so I settled for wool (and a few books).
Isn’t that just the biggest cone of yearn you’ve ever seen? It’s 3.93 pounds (yes, Pounds!) of fingering weight sock yarn. It’s enough to make at least 3 sweaters or 13 pairs of socks. I think I will have to ponder that a bit, but I have some crazy fun ideas for it already–the only problem is, any project I make with it will have to stay at home because there is no way I am lugging around that cone! All in all, another very satisfactory weekend at Rhinebeck and I’m already looking forward to next year.