Posted by: Mare F | October 18, 2018

Thursday chat

Rhinebeck, NY! This coming weekend is the New York Sheep & Wool Festival at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds and it’s become a lovely tradition to go with good friends to spend a day surrounded by yarn, fiber, animals, food, fiber tools, and fresh air. It’s also a place to see beautiful shawls, scarves, and sweaters paired with jeans and muck boots. There is fair food aplenty, a fleece sale, shearing demonstrations, and book signings. I haven’t yet made up my wish list…I really don’t need anything, but, well, it’s a wool festival! Have you attended a wool festival or a fiber show of any sort? If you have done, did you stick to your shopping list?

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  1. I try to set a budget, but I always spend more than planned. It’s a fiber fest! Where else are you going to get all that scrumptious yarn and fiber, especially the hand spun!

  2. Also, have fun!

    • Thanks!

  3. I love this; have recently found some ancestors who lived in this area in the mid 1800’s; hope to visit someday

    • What fun. Please let me know if you do get to visit. The fairgrounds host all kinds of amazing events year round.

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