Sunday, October 18, 2009

Rhinebeck Sheep & Wool Festival

2 of my friends (Laura and Karen) and I spent yesterday at the Sheep & Wool Festival in Rhinebeck at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds. It is a fiber/yarn person's paradise!!!

Click here to see info on the annual event .

Tons of vendors had wool, alpaca, llama, cashmere and all types of blends for anyone's knitting passion. There was also tons of spinning fibers and raw fleece available for purchase. Spinning wheels, new items, demos and classes where all fun to see as well as informative.

My purchases included 1000 yds of light chocolate colored mohair for $39, a wonderful thick and thin 500 yd skein of wool for $22 in beautiful shades of fall that is now being knitted into a shrug. An awesome silk/merino blend of dyable luxury, a Lucet and other assorted goodies.

I will be sure to put up pics in the next couple of days of all my finds at Rhinebeck.

We will DEFINITELY be a vendor there next year - so be sure to mark your calendars and make the trip for this annual wonder of fiber !!!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

National Alpaca Open Farm Days

NAFD was a huge success with lots of visitors!! Thanks to all the folks that came out!!

I have now recovered from the weekend and have restocked much of my yarn. Skirting fiber begins in earnest on Monday so that I can get more processed . I will be also doing a video to post on our website to show folks how easy it is to wash and card alpaca fleece for hand spinning or other crafts!!

If you are an alpaca breeder and are daunted by the task of fiber processing - please drop me a line, I will be happy to guide you in the right direction!

If you are not an alpaca person but love yarn, please visit my store . New items are added daily and I have a bunch of stuff to put up that I just got in !!!