Monday, October 22, 2012

NYS Sheep and Wool Festival 2012

Thanks to a large period of straight up unemployment after graduating college, I had a lot of time on my hands and decided to learn how to knit and eventually crochet. Now as a freelancer I still have down time from time to time and I love to create these new projects; challenging myself with new patterns and techniques.

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.

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