Then I found out that one of the largest sheep and wool festivals happens just around the corner from where I live, this year was my second time going and it seems as though its grown in popularity, which is always a good thing. Despite being uber crowded at times where you could barely move through an aisle, the amount diversity in the yarns and other knitting goods was enormous. I had to restrain myself a bit after buying a few skeins of yarn for some pre-decided projects, because there's just so much and well yarn can be pretty damn expensive.
And of course the NYS Sheep & Wool Festival at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds in Rhinebeck offers a wide range of activities and workshops from a frisbee dog competition, knitting courses, cooking demonstrations and an array of of baked goods there's something for everyone.
To learn more about the NYS Sheep & Wool Festival click HERE.