My trip to the New York Sheep and Wool Festival and Bred Ewe Sale was wonderful.
We (Karen, Cricket, myself and Erica) got there early; 3 out of 4 of us were awake.
As a point of reference, if you arrive 45 minutes before the gates open, there are barely any lines.
It totally lived up to our expectations. There was yarn…
…and of course sheep.
I’ve started narrowing down the breeds that I plan to run on your estate, just so you know.
Though we spent the entire day on our feet, we were still smiling at the end of it. Especially when the beer sampler at the Hyde Park Brewery showed up.
There may have been a few fleeces purchased, but I’ll fess up to those in a later post. I did want to show you the spinning action of my newest spindle, though – a Golding! That baby just doesn’t want to stop spinning……….
That is the inside of the cabin we rented. It was lovely, nestled in the woods about 30 minutes from the fair. What a treat to relax and knit together.
Karen worked on her Green Mist…
…and I finally finished my Maeva socks, knit from the yarn I spun from the roving you brought from New Zealand.
I apologize for the long post full of so many pictures, but I needed to pretend it wasn’t over yet, so I hope you’ll forgive me. Here is one more picture of Cricket as penance.
Next fiber festival, I hope you are in some of the photos.