The NY Sheep & Wool Festival – aka Rhinebeck – was a lot of fun. I got up at the crack of dawn which for those of you who know me is not something I do with any zeal. It better be something pretty damn good to get me out of bed before the sun rises! And it was…
I took the bus up with the Big Apple Knitters Guild. We got there around 11am and the festival was in full swing. I suspect quite a lot had already been sold out!
I managed to do a bit of damage although I wasn’t quite as crazy as I was at Maryland Sheep & Wool fest. I found myself both overwhelmed and underwhelmed at Rhinebeck. There was so much stuff that I had a hard time deciding what to buy but on the other hand, I didn’t really see a whole lot of stuff that I hadn’t seen before so there wasn’t that “I better buy this or I’ll never see it again” feeeling.
Here’s what I managed to stuff in my bag…
A much needed large niddy noddy. Now that I’m wheel spinning, my one yard niddy noddy isn’t big enough for the large skeins I get from the wheel. This one is a basic Ashford. I’d hoped to find something a bit more interesting but couldn’t find anything else that I liked. This one wasn’t expensive so it will do until I can find something groovier.
Some spinning fiber:
From Cloverleaf Farms:
Merino-Tussah in “Red”
From Foxfire Fiber & Designs:
Really heavenly baby camel tussah silk – this stuff is to die for. It was expensive so I only bought 2oz. Yummy!
From Brooks Farm:
Acero (superwash wool/silk/viscose)
A .45 oz purpleheart pinwheel spindle. I didn’t have any really lightweight spindles so now I can attempt some real laceweight.