VT Sheep and Wool

Last weekend I went down to the VT sheep and wool festival with some friends.

mudboots

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.

sheepdog

We saw the sheep dog herding trials, watched a sheep get sheared, met other bloggers and some twitter friends, and generally had a good time!

I loved watching the guy from Yellow Dog Farm who was making spindles on site.

spindle mosaic
1. spindle2, 2. spindle1, 3. spindle4, 4. spindle3

He went from an octagon of wood, to a beautiful, functional spindle right before our eyes.

festival yarn

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

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