Thursday, October 26, 2006

Fall flora and fauna

A belated Rhinebeck post -- but what a great day it was! The weather was absolutely glorious -- crisp, clear and sunny the whole day on Saturday. The drive up was spectacular -- fall colors as far as the eye could see. Same was true for the fairgrounds in Rhinebeck, as you can see.

There was so much beautiful yarn to see, and so many people looking and touching it, that I didn't take any photos of the stalls. TGhe loivestock sheds were alittle less crowded, however, so I did take a few pics in there. Of the more unusual-looking animals only...

That's a Jacob sheep, above, and a weird-looking llama, below.

It was also really fun to hang with the women from the LIC Stitch-n-Bitch. Pictured below, from left to right, are Melissa from NeoKnits (wearing a Rowan-designed sweater); Dana (wearing a Melissa-designed sweater); Colette (wearing another Melissa-designed sweater); gwen; and me.

I managed to control myself and only bought two (that's right, TWO) skeins of yarn. Pics of those to follow another day. All in all, a FAB day!

Thursday, October 12, 2006

I'm going to Rhinebeck!!!

Yes, faithful readers, it will be my first trip to Rhinebeck. (For my non-knitting readers, the official name is the New York State Sheep & Wool Festival, held in bucolic Rhinebeck, New York.) I'm so excited! Everyone I know who has attended in the past speaks of Rhinebeck in hushed, almost reverential tones. And the blogosphere chatter makes me glad I'm not a spinner -- apparently, the competition for buying premium fleece is cutthroat.

Stitchy McYarnpants has come up with the really fun idea of Rhinebeck Bingo as a way for bloggers and fellow fibre fanatics to connect. So, be on the lookout for me -- I'm a player as well as a square on Saturday only!

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

The Last Knit

There's a great little animated film on YouTube that I clicked through to from The Yarn Harlot's blog; it's called "The Last Knit" and the quality of the animation was really superb! Check it out:

P.S. The Yarn Harlot -- aka Stephanie Pearl-McPhee -- got married this weekend to her long-time partner, Joe. :-)