Yesterday morning, Caitlin, Cathy and I woke up EARLY and boogied on down to the NYS Sheep and Wool Festival in Rhinebeck, for one of the most fun filled day trips I have ever had! The sheer number of people and amount of wool and animals is phenomenal... there was amazing knitwear and inspiration everywhere I looked. I purposefully didn't make concrete plans to meet up with any friends down there but ended up running into LOTS of my internet knitting peeps. Of course, I'm always so excited by the moment I forgot to take lots of pics, but what a blast!
I also spent some time communing with these guys....
And then I spent a wee bit o pocket change...
a gorgeous 8 oz. of merino roving that Cathy is going to spin for me to use for the colorwork in my Cascabel, and my "impulse" purchase, a hooked rug kit by J. Conner, because I REALLY REALLY need a new passion, right?
Anybody out there done any rug hooking? I can't wait to start this baby, but I'm thinking maybe I should read a book first... any suggestions? My goal is to get it done by next year so I can buy a "big" one!
And then, what I didn't buy:
It's a good look for me, right?