Sunday, October 18, 2009

Rhinebeck sheep and wool festival

Yesterday I dragged my sister to the festival in Rhinebeck, about a 2 hour drive from here. I thought I might buy a spinning wheel there, or a fleece or at least some roving, but I didn't. We spent about 3 hours looking at yarn, petting sheep and alpacas, and eating junk food. I came home with only one small yarn purchase--3 skeins of a lovely, undyed handspun yarn of silvery-brown merino. Hopefully it's enough to make a shawl!

1 comment:

The Song-Knitter said...

Katie! I am going to have to insist I come to visit next Fall for Rhinebeck! I'm so glad you got to go though...did you go with Sara? The shawl pattern is the "Half Pi" shawl from Rosie's Yarn Cellar. The pattern came as a kit when I bought the yarn...a really yummy grey and brown alpaca. I just finished my Clapotis yesterday and am hoping to get a photo today...although it is snowing a wee bit. Miss you!