Wednesday

R is for...

... Rhinebeck and the New York State Sheep and Wool Festival!



Some of you may have noticed a noticeable gap between the letters "Q" and "S". I was mulling the feasibility of a virgin Rhinebeck Pilgrimage and thought it would be the perfect "R" if it was realized. Well, mulling became map routing, then room booking, and some day/timer shifting and before we knew it Skeeter was in the truck itching to go!


I had absolutely no idea what to expect. Sheep? Yes. Wool? Yes. Everything else? NO! I was so creatively overloaded by the sights, sounds and smells I am still processing as I type. And, I have a shocking confession.... I bought absolutely nothing.... nada... niente... zilch! There was so much choice my synapses misfired and I simply shut down!!!


What I did take away from Rhinebeck were perfect colours...

perfect faces...

and perfect moments...

I have already started plotting my next Rhinebeck visit. Yes, there will be a next time... this trip was to wet my toes in the Rhinebeck Experience.

My next adventure will start with a vehicle full of fiberlicious females, a "chick music" play list on my Ipod, and a fantastic selection of Merlot and Pinot Noir for the end of each day...


Oh, FYI....Top 2 knit sightings were:

Eunny Jang's Tangled Yoke Cardigan

Pamela Wynn's February Lady Sweater

Both have been on my To-Do List since they appeared from the creative ether where inspiring designs lay in wait. Ahhhhh, so many knits......

4 comments:

Karen said...

Your dog is beautiful! What breed is he? Looks like a Sheepdog to me.

Margie said...

That looks like a great festival, your photos are beautiful, sounds like you had a great time. We have the Knitting and Stitching Show here in Dublin next weekend. Your dog is so cute. Margie.

Mags said...

Karen, you have a good eye for breeds. To the best of our knowledge, Skeeter is an Old Englih Sheepdog/Terrier mix. We don't know for certain because she was a rescue.
Margie, yes I had a FABULOUS time at the festival. I envy your close proximity to the Knitting and Stiching Show. The one in London is on my To-Do List---- along with the Origins show.

christine m. east of toronto said...

oh! oh! can i come next time??? i've always wanted to go, but had no one to go with and it seemed so far to go on my own.... :)