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 !!!

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