Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Rhinebeck And All Things Woolly


What  to do on a perfect Autumn Sunday?  
Go to Rhinebeck, of course. 

Each year on the 3rd weekend in October Rhinebeck hosts the New York State Sheep and Wool Festival. 
So last Sunday I headed off bright and early with my friends Ivete from Chiagu/Rose Smoke and Nancy from The City Quilter.

Here's a few photos from a fab day

Rhinebeck Livestock
When we lived in the English Wiltshire countryside my daughter, Flicky, was very keen to add an Alpaca to our pet menagerie but I always said 'No'.  Note to Flicky, much as I love you and want you to be happy, now we live in an apartment in the States the answer's still 'No'!!!


The Colours of Rhinebeck
 Check out all that yummy wool; an early 1900's HST quilt; Autumn leaves; apple pie; and brownies.  
 Oh and there I am (centre top) tucking into a bit of that apple pie and wearing my Kim Hargreaves 'Down' jumper made in Rowan Kid Silk Haze 'Ghost'.  I made it for Flicky a couple of years ago and she's never worn it so I decided to give it an outing - well, it's mine now and I'm not giving it back ;)


Rhinebeck Goodies
Got myself a souvenir 'Warhol' style bag; lots of roving from Loop; 10 balls of a variegated Merino for $30 - feel another throw for the sofa coming on (like my sofa needs another throw/quilt!); brown leather bag handles to replace the handles on my felted bag that my dog, Tatty thought were so delicious she just had to eat them, a couple of leather wrist strap handles and The Sweater Chop Shop book by Chrispina ffrench.

Oh almost forgot - I also got myself a great little badge for my bag 'Will trade husband for wool' :)


How about coming along next year?  Hope to see you all there :O)




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10 comments:

  1. Looks like a fab day out, love the badge! Look forward to seeing your throw too

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    1. It was a great day and the badge is great isn't it. Oh I might just start that throw tonight now you mention it :)

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  2. A day well spent and you've got some great goodies, Chrissie!

    Hope to see your throw progress soon!

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    1. I did a couple of swatches in the car on the way home but didn't like either of them, I want to play around with hook sizes next :)

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  3. Looks like you had fun. And couches can always use more throw / quilts! That is my philosophy anyways.

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    1. I really did! I agree about couches and throws/quilts but you can't actually sit on any of the four in my living room anymore without spending 10 minutes removing all the cushions/pillows, throws/quilts and the rest of the family are a bit sick of it!!!

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  4. Lovely collages, it looks like you had a great day and the weather looks perfect. And I just love the badge. I would love to get one for my friend who is mad about knitting! I shall have to try and find one for her ;-)

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    1. Rhinebeck was fab and I'll keep an eye open for that badge again for you - maybe they'll have them at Vogue Knitting Live - Manhattan in January. :)

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  5. Hahahhah I just realized you included that ridiculous picture of me in the photo montage! I'm literally LOL'ing over here!

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