Rhinebeck Haul

To say that the Sheep & Wool Festival was insantity might be an understatement. The boys and I had fun, but admittedly it was difficult with the two of them. Luckily there was a ton of “family fun” kind of stuff so Jake and I had a deal. I could look at a yarn building, then we’d do something for him like look at the sheep and alpacas, visit the petting zoo, go on the bouncy slide, watch the juggler, etc. It worked out pretty well.

I did get to meet Jaya, which was really great! The boys were very antsy so I didn’t get to talk to her much and I didn’t want to hold her up from shopping. I hope she and her friend had fun and didn’t spend too much money!

I came away with quite the loot bag as you can see. I splurged on some yarn from Briar Rose Fibers. They had such gorgeous yarn and everyone at the booth was as nice as can be! I wanted to walk away with two of everything. I see myself ordering from them again in the future. I kind of feel like I should have bought one more skein of Collette, but… I’ll make due. I also bought some felting needles (been wanting to try needle felting a design on a felted bag), the Noni unfurling rose pattern, two grab bags of random skeins/hanks of yarn, and two skeins of yarn that was made from recycled silk saris. The colors are just amazing! Some of this was intended to be gifted but… it might take some willpower to give it away! There were so many things to see there and I know I missed a lot. There’s always next year!

Tomorrow: NY Food & Wine Expo!

3 comments

  1. Lisanne says:

    It sounds like you had a lot of fun! Glad that you got to meet your online friend, too! Wow, they sure had lots of kids’ stuff, as well. Those are pretty yarns!

  2. Pat says:

    Carol, Know that I’m early, but seeing as how I’ll be *in the air* on your day, I wanted to stop by and wish you a very Happy Birthday !!! Hope that your day is great and that every wish comes true for you. Love and peace to you.

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