OK, last Rhinebeck photo, I promise: I had the pleasure of meeting Kay Gardiner and Ann Shayne of @mason.dixon.knitting and purchasing signed copies of their lovely field guides. Such a fun experience, in spite of the chaos of the Rhinebeck book-signing area, to finally meet them in person. Big fan!!
We are still processing all the sights + sounds + smells (😉) of #rhinebeck2017#nysheepandwool festival. Stay tuned for a more comprehensive round up on our #beinspiredBLOG later in the week, but besides all those lovely animals 🐑🐏🐐we were so so inspired by all of the many and gorgeous versions of the #rhinebecksweater we saw 👆and, most importantly, all the beautiful crafty friend groups that made their way to the festival from far flung locations including Illinois, Philadelphia, Norway and the list goes on. Like minded #fiberfriends are the best! 💥✨💕🙏🙌💛💕✨ (I've tagged the best I could based on my scribbled notes - someone needs to create a quick tagging/caption app for photos - lol 😂- so if I've missed you I apologize! I also took pattern and yarn info and hoping to include that in our round up later in the week. g.).
My trip to Rhinebeck would not have happened without the good folks at @mustloveyarn. They not only organized a Premier Coach to the festival, but also put together swag bags including pre-purchased admission tickets for all of us riders. Snacks, too! Thanks, @kellyospins and @jrbirdkid for getting me off the couch and making it happen!
Couldn’t resist bringing home a beautiful Gotland sheep pelt from @gotlandsheepandwool. We saw this stall just as we were heading home, and it was hard to miss with such beautiful Gotland blankets, vests, pillows, traditional lamb & sheepskin throws and other handicraft so elegantly arranged in all shades of natural grey. The co-owner Annette Skoog, raised a large flock of Gotland sheep in her native Sweden, home of this special breed, and she makes and sells such lovely natural wool handicrafts with their pelts and fiber. We saw so many sheep breeds at this year’s festival, and our fair share of exotic goats, llamas, alpacas and rabbits, too, but the Gotlands remain steadfast and hands-down our favorite and, hopefully (here’s hoping!), next spring we’ll introduce our first flock to Six Dutchess! #makeawish#gotlandsheep#finewool#nysheepandwoolfestival#nysheepwool2017#dutchesscounty#rhinebeck
My first time going to Rhinebeck and the #nysheepandwool festival! I had so much fun. I met Lois Swales who makes awesome and funny spinning videos. She told me she's surprised that people my age watch her videos! Her Carding Wool like a Ghost video is great! I also ran into Amber from @yarnhoarder who was sweet enough to take a picture with me and complemented my sweater! If you're wondering my #rhinebeck sweater is the #sofaded pattern by @dreareneeknits and the yarn is by @peggyjanefibers! I can't wait to play with my new #corriedale wool from Abbruzzese Corriedales.
I also stopped by @loopfiberstudio and @intothewhirled for some more spinning goodies that I clearly needed! 😂 I can't wait to go back next year! Oh and if you want to see more go check out my IG stories! 💕🐏🐑🐐
We are heading home with 3 tired lambs after a busy weekend at Rhinebeck. The judge seemed to favor the larger breeds in the show ring today. I was proud of my lambs placing 6th, 8th, and 9th in a show with about 16 sheep, many of which were Lincoln and Romneys. My team of helpers were awesome in the show ring. Thank you to @pradodelana and @thesachemfarm and everyone that stayed to cheer us on. And a huge thank you to @greatbaywoolworks for the encouragement and tips! #sheepshow#nysheepandwoolfestival#gotlandsheep#vtgrandviewfarm