Sunday, October 18, 2009

rhinebeck

another wonderful, woolly, event! we were anticipating (and prepared for) all sorts of stormy weather. while it was cold, we didn't have rain. cold + wet would have been bad.
the visit at laurel castle b&b was marvelous. we had dog love, lots of wine and yummy food! up and out early saturday morning, driving the colorful highway to our destination. i still don't know how i found it, but there was a link to pre-purchase and print tickets. with those in hand, we went right in the gate and started shopping by 9:15am
first stop was the mitten vendor, wool creations by carol. i scored four pairs of woolly mitts, two for me, one each for the offspring. we hooked up with amythefibergoddess.....

and made our way through everything. with the opening of another building, the vendors were spread out more, making shopping much easier. i chatted with barbara perry (foxfire fiber) and left with two bags of spinning decadence. next was maple row farm for some more of her roving. my 'friends' watched me buy a ball (eight ounces) of roving. luckily i came to my senses before we got to albany, and realized i needed to make that an even pound! there is an adorable sheep scarf kit, five 4oz balls of lustrous longwool, and the fiber of the year, leicester longwool top, dyed in my shades of greens! the item of the festival was a sheep mug for our morning coffee.
i was still feeling the woolly high this morning, and had but a few regrets. needed to get some creatively dyed yarn, and some foxfire fiber yarn.... and why didn't i get several balls of leicester top?
already planning for next year!


1 comment:

emileeknits said...

Hooray for Rhinebeck! It was a blast, wasn't it?