What a delightful day in Rhinebeck today for the NY State Sheep and Wool Festival. Not only did we have perfect weather but the atmosphere was festive and the exhibits most inviting.
I was particularly taken by model Brighet,
left. at Christine Fromm's booth. Christine creates the most beautiful and fashion forward designs with recycled woolens. I loved the hats (lots of felted versions) and the dresses. Check her out at www.frommdesigns.com
Of course, there were many friends to be seen. Some really friendly wooly types seen here below and some knitterly types (above right)who inspired me even more.
And, I finally got to meet knitmammy as she is known on Ravelry and am excited that she will make me some stitch markers using some of my mother's very special beads. Her stitch markers are delightful. http://chickenstitches.blogspot.com/
I did succumb and buy some beautiful yarn- Gaia Lace, a handpainted cashmere silk blend from The Sanguine Gryphon They had a pair of the most beautiful lace fingerless gloves that just must be knitted. www.sanguinegryphon.com
We also saw some stunning cashmere scarves at Springtide Farm www.springtidefarm.com
, a Maine purveyor of fine cashmere. Alas, they were sold out of their very beautiful and extremely fine cashmere. We will definitely head there earlier next year to make sure we get some of their exceptional and exquisite yarn.