Last weekend I went down to the VT sheep and wool festival with some friends.
It was a muddy weekend, but we had a good time anyway! We went to introduce one friend to the festival atmosphere. She’s coming to Rhinebeck in (nine!!) days and had never been to a fiber festival before. We wanted to start small.
I loved watching the guy from Yellow Dog Farm who was making spindles on site.
He went from an octagon of wood, to a beautiful, functional spindle right before our eyes.
And I got some yarn. Of course. The big brown skeins will become the Boyden sweater. The dark green (almost black in this light) is for a chirstmas gift. The light green is sock yarn*. The light brown may become another pair of mitts (because apparently, I can’t get enough mitts) And I knit on a christmas gift on the drive down and back too. Did you know we have 81 days left? I get mad when stores put out decorations this time of year, but for crafters, it’s about time to get started…
*sock yarn doesn’t count as stash