This year, we decided to make a weekend trip of Rhinebeck. My mom, daughter & I stayed at a hotel in Mahwah, NJ Friday night & Saturday night, and we attended the sheep & wool festival Saturday.
There were a ton of people (I've heard that there were 42,000 there on Saturday):
Rhinebeck occurs in the Fall (which I love), so there were pretty trees:
And lots of leaves:
My daughter (who is not into fiber arts), said that she had fun. I suspect it was because she had some spending money & could buy whatever she wanted to buy.
In this picture, she has on the karmic balancing gift I won this past summer from the Yarn Harlot. It was woven just for me by Rowan Martindale. It is a blend of merino, bamboo and silk. It's beautiful! It kept Kyra warm (she didn't pack enough cool weather clothing).
I found beautiful yarn at the Miss Babs stand. I will create a sweater pattern on the Custom Fit website & knit a sweater from the yarn. I waited in line for this yarn for an hour. The upside to the wait? I had a chance to talk with and get to know the people in line around me, and Miss Babs staff walked along the line offering Hershey's Kisses to people waiting. Thankfully, my Mom & daughter learned of this line while I was still in the booth selecting yarn. My mom got in line for me, and my daughter waited at the entrance to the booth to tell me that my mom was in line.
And finally, this is a picture that I took as we were on our way out of the fairgrounds: