Wonderful knit sweaters
The trees are full of color
Warm wool socks
Knit shawls and scarves
Apples and cider donuts
The smell of wood burning in the fireplace
Yarn doesn't stick to my fingers
But the biggest reason I love fall is . . .
The NYS Wool and Sheep Festival at Rhinebeck
This years dates are Oct 20th and 21st
at The Duchess County Fairgrounds
Every year I go with a different strategy in mind. I have gone and focused on Alpaca. Another year it was sock yarn for socks. The next it was sock yarn for things other then socks. Last year it was a particular vendor. I have collected a good size stash over the years and spent most of this year happily stash busting for various projects.
I don't have a plan yet for this year. I was thinking of maybe picking a pattern (or two) and shopping for that. We'll see how I feel when the day is here. Stashing is always an option; one can never have enough stash (in my opinion).
My husband comes with me and volunteers to stand on the lines. He is very good about my wool hobby year round. I appreciate that so at the fair I feed him lamb chops and ply him with wine. All in all we have a good time. We are both looking forward to this year as much as ever. We already have our tickets!
Maybe I'll see you there - I'll be the one with the wool and the wine sharing a plate of lamb chops with my hubby.