Rhinebeck Sheep and Wool 2014

Posted on | October 22, 2014 | No Comments

This past weekend, I spent two days in Rhinebeck hanging out at the NY Sheep and Wool festival. To say it is the event of the knitting season might be putting it lightly.IMG_1620

What can I say that hasn’t been said before? The weekend was awesome. It was even more awesome that I didn’t have any commitments this year. I could wander at will without a schedule to follow and actually got to sleep in on Sunday morning for the first time in a few years!

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This year started off like the last few, in line first thing for a Jennie the Potter mug. This years theme? Dinosaurs in sweaters. Awesome.

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The next task involved the fleece sale. With the help and knowledge of my friend Kathryn, I secured a nice Border Leicester/Corriedale cross in a pretty grey. Rolling this five pound fleece out in my small living room is going to be comical! I should have enough for a sweater or two along with room for error. I haven’t spun much in the last year and am not quite as consistent as I would like. It’s going to be quite a journey, but I’m really excited!

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The rest of the weekend was spent securing necessities (more Soak anyone?), visiting with adorable sheep, and eating more than my share of lamb sandwiches and apple cider donuts. The line for the donuts was a little insane this year, did the secret finally get out how awesome they are?

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And finally, it was nice to catch up with old friends and meet a few new ones as well. There really is nothing quite like Rhinebeck weekend and I love my knitting community! 2015 can’t come soon enough.

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