What Rhinebeck 2016 Taught Me About Combs and Trimming Bunnies

What Rhinebeck 2016 Taught Me About Combs and Trimming Bunnies

Rhinebeck Sheep and Wool is one of my favorite days of the year. Everyone I know, knows this. Jess isn’t available the third Sunday of October… ever. She’s at Rhinebeck, and she’s giddy. GIDDY!

This year I drove up by myself, after a night around the campfire… We’ll just say I didn’t leave as early as I wanted to. It happens. Everything was perfect… the weather, the people, and the crowd size. I spoke to vendors and the occasional fiber enthusiast that I may have bumped into. I got lunch from one of my favorite vendors at the fairground. I bought yarn, fiber, and combs. It was just a great day.

Behind the Scenes {Eight}

Behind the Scenes {Eight}

My main accomplishment so far this week, is me getting back to spinning. I managed about 56 yards of some Merino yesterday and then started on this angora that I’ve been working on for a while. The staple length is a little shorter than it’s supposed to be, and that’s making it more difficult than it should be. That seems to be a normal thing around here. A little progress is better than no progress at all, right?


Rhinebeck 2013

Rhinebeck 2013

This past weekend was the NYS Sheep and Wool Festival at Rhinebeck… or affectionately called Rhinebeck for us yarnies. I take the Sunday of each year to go, leaving Hubs home to man the fort and take care of the children. It’s my day to just walk around and touch and feel and chat about yarn. I try not to smell it, because as much as I love the smell of wool… kind of creepy. Creepy wool and fiber peeps are… well creepy.