Now that we live not too far, every year, I force my family to go to the New York State Sheep and Wool festival. Otherwise known as Rhinebeck. I love it. It’s wool (and sheep) everywhere. It’s like paradise! I enjoy the Rhinebeck version of people watching. I call it sweater watching though it also includes shawlettes, hats, mittens, scarves… October is prime handknit weather! More interesting to the girls are the animals. They’re a must see each time. Look at this adorable little sheep!
A lot of them actually love a good scratch. (Yeah, same sheep again.)
I always try to plan something for the girls too so that they don’t get too bored with my shopping. This year, there were some fiber activities. I’ll share those pictures later. I watched carefully and I think we could do the exact same thing at home with minimal mess. I’ll share when we’ve done it.
And like I said, it’s in October and the trees put on their best show. See, I used to walk a lot. Then suburban life took over and I ended up driving all the time. I hate it and I miss the walking. Driving goes too fast and requires too much attention to allow me to appreciate the changing seasons. Rhinebeck has been my time to appreciate a bit of my favorite season. The pictures are just a small glimpse…