I’m doing my own thing for this week’s topic again, attempting to keep things positive, rather than talk about things that make me feel old, which is the official topic this week. And so, Hillary and I have our own spin (that’s a hint) this week, in honor of the upcoming New York Sheep & Wool Festival. Affectionately known as Rhinebeck, of course.
10 Things You Love About Fiber Festivals
1. Yummy fiber in awesome colors. I’ve found that I often have a “color of the day” at fiber festivals and wind up with lots of the same combos in my bag. I’ll be attempting to keep things varied this weekend and buy lots of colors.
2. Great vendors. I really look forward to seeing my vendor friends.
3. Delicious food. Rhinebeck, in particular, has great things like artichokes french and truffle buds. Oh, and beer!
4. Sheep. I wouldn’t be much of a knitter and spinner if I didn’t love me some sheep.
5. Showing off the hand knits. Nobody gets the beauty of a new shawl or sweater like another knitter.
6. Beautiful scenery. New Hampshire Sheep & Wool is in the spring and everything is green. New York Sheep & Wool is in the fall and everything is yellow and red and orange. Both have their benefits.
7. Fleece to shawl competition. So much fun to watch, especially when your very own friends are competing.
8. Fleece Judging. I’ve learned a lot about what to look for in a good fleece just from listening to the judges comments.
9. Workshops. Not that I’ve ever taken one!
10. Last but most definitely not least, hanging out with my friends. It’s a girls weekend away with fiber. It doesn’t get any better than that.
3 more sleeps!