The New York Sheep & Wool Festival. Me and a bunch of fiber friends (my Stitch & Bitch ladies) drove up on Saturday. The weather was just perfect. It was sunny and cool enough to enjoy walking around the large fairgrounds. Driving up along the country back roads was equally beautiful, farms of cow and sheep along the way – very tranquil. The foliage was in peak season. There were a number of large Pavilions where yarn vendors and everything related were for being sold. Smaller vendors stalls outside were easy to navigate – even with the crowd! There were large “barns” of animals including Sheep, Alpacas, Llamas, Vicuna, and Rabbits. We watched a Sheep shearing and saw stalls of beautiful fuzzy BAH noisy Sheep – so adorable!! Food booths were pretty routine as far as festival food goes. I found a Falafel stand, Aba’s – the line was long but well worth it. Both ample seating and bathroom facilities were conveniently situated throughout the grounds. God willing I would love to go again next year!!
I took a few days off to rest my phalanges after whipping up ruffle scarfs, baby dresses & hats. Now it’s time to get started on my fingerless gloves – after all it is FALL!!
So, I spent a few hours today sitting outdoors appreciating this gorgeous weather and the last weeks of the water fountains in the downtown square. It helps that there is a Starbucks in the same block. I opted for a hot coffee, with a dash of pumpkin spice, – mmm. Then it was off to work on these neat cotton fingerless gloves. I love wearing fingerless, both in cotton and soft fuzzy yarn. I wore my cotton fingerless gloves all Season last year – they hold up very well. The easy access to ones wallet, keys & yes, texting makes these a real hit. They will be for sale, in a few weeks, when I launch my Etsy shop.