Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Rheinbeck

On Saturday morning Penny, Meg, and I went to Rheinbeck for the New York Sheep & Wool Festival. Thursday and Friday had been overcast and rainy at times, but Saturday was perfect.
Meg took a picture of Penny and me and then we entered the fairgrounds.


We bought yarn and fiber to spin, and saw a lot of animals.




Meg and I ate lamb chili and lamb ravioli - both very tasty. (Penny doesn't like lamb meat.) We all tried some fried dough, but as we had our tastebuds set for funnelcake, we didn't enjoy it much. After about three hours, and before we'd been in every building or seen every vendor, we decided we were done. We were ready to call it a day and go back to the hotel. So we did. At the hotel we knitted and ate a snack supper, read, listened to an audiobook, and finally went to sleep. Sunday morning we loaded up and headed back to Virginia.

It was a great trip and Rheinbeck was worth the journey.

As I drove home to Alabama yesterday I took some pictures of the leaves. (I was very careful - Sarah and Joan were sleeping so I had no one else to take the pictures for me.)


As my next "mindless knitting" project I want to knit a shawl out of some autumn-colored boucle wool I bought at Rheinbeck. The yarn reminded me of the autumn leaves, and I wound it into balls tonight so I can swatch it tomorrow.

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4 Comments:

Blogger Tammy said...

Oh, that yarn does look just like the fall pictures above!
Sounds like a fun day!

11:02 PM  
Anonymous wendy g said...

I know you had lots of fun on your trip! Your autumn yarn is beautiful.

7:48 AM  
Blogger Carmon Friedrich said...

Next time I see you, I'm going to FORCE you to take me to the next knitting plateau :-). I'm stuck on warshrags and socks, sigh.

Love the pictures!

12:32 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

Come on over, Carmon! The door's always open and the welcome mat is out for you. Let's knit!

8:29 AM  

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