Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Rhinebeck: the New York Sheep & Wool Festival

Here in New England, it is always a spectacular sight to witness the beauty the Fall season has to offer.  And so it was one of those spectacular days of not just of sight, but also in weather, that I attended the New York Sheep & Wool Festival this past weekend.

Joining me in the ride to the fair grounds were Mini~Dee, Dee Jr., Grace (our CGOA Chapter President), and Priscilla of By Hook & Needles.  The commute was stunning: rolling hills of farms and fall foliage.

Our first stop was the Authors Tent.  A quarter to eleven in the morning and it was
CROWDEDWe went in quickly to see Margaret had found she wasn't there yet.  We did find Mary Beth Temple who has a new book out called, "The Secret Language of Knitters."  (Click onto Mary Beth's picture on the left to visit her blog.) We met at the CGOA Conference this past summer and our daughters not only became the best of fiber friends, but they had also rocked the runway together.  The girls were ecstatic about meeting up again!

On the top of my "must visit" vendors list was "The Rams Horn."   I had emailed them days prior requesting they bring their crochet "blingbling" with them -- and they did!   I purchased the pin you see on the right, another pin, and now a new item they're offering: a corded necklace featuring a USEABLE crochet hook!  These items are not currently featured on their website, but if you're interested, just send them an email!

OK ... that's it for now.  I'll be back with more details and pictures later when my DSL connection is restored.  Stay tuned!  :)

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