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NY State Sheep & Wool Festival 2014 …

… otherwise known in knitting and spinning circles as ‘Rhinebeck’ (no pun intended)

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Saturday, Oct 18…7:30 sunrise…

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9:30 a.m. arrival at Rhinebeck… already a jagillion cars there…

 

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and people…

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even though it was mostly cloudy and even spritzed a few times the foliage as usual was beautiful…

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these friendly looking folk caught my eye…

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My creation

they were in front of the museum which I had never been in …  the exhibits included old milk wagons, baby carriages, wash tubs, and a man making caned seats…

My creation

 

there’s more to the sheep and wool festival than livestock and yarn…there’s a lot of other things to be looked at, admired and coveted..  for years I denied myself the small, orange, felted pumpkins… and then 2 years ago I got one… and then last year another one… and this year a third one….

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but they’re not the only thing I had my eye on… there were these baskets too… my daughter had one, friends had them, almost every third person walking around Rhinebeck had them… they were great to put stashes of wool in, or food, or a small animal even… so this year my first stop… after coffee… was a basket…

here’s my treasures from 2014 Rhinebeck.. 🙂

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the sky on the way home at 4:30 was just as beautiful as the morning sky was…

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Knitting In The City …

I don’t knit.  My daughter Deb does knit and so I accompany her to interesting knitting events,  like… NY Sheep & Wool Festival and The New Jersey Yarn Crawl.

On January 14th we went to NYC to the second Vogue Knitting Live’ at the Hilton.

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It’s not just about sweaters, socks, shawls, mittens and such… look at these clever ways yarn is used… (CLICK ON PICTURES TO ENLARGE)

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and displayed…

I call this MANnequin ‘Mr Softy’.

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Lunch…

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and the view from my table.
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My attempt at a sunset picture from the train on the way home.

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Nice day.