Me and My Mom
I have wanted to go to Rhinebeck Sheep and Wool ever since I read about it on the Yarn Harlot’s blog when I first started knitting. I was amazed and curious about there being a festival entirely devoted to both sheep and their wool. I had never heard of such a thing before. Naturally, as the years went on and I fell further in love with knitting and spinning, I still wanted to go.
This year, my Mom surprised me with getting us tickets through a localish yarn shop called The Knitter’s Edge. While I didn’t get any type of sweater done for the trip, my Mom did wear the sweater I knit for her when she was having really bad arthritis in her hands and couldn’t knit herself. (Speaking of my Mom, she also took almost all of the pictures you are going to see in this blog post today because I completely forgot about taking pictures in the haze of festival adrenaline and wool fumes)
Rhinebeck is so big that I don’t know how to start describing it for those who have never been there before. It is like a local farm festival on steroids. Those of you who are familiar with OtaCon or other nerdy conventions will find the same sort of vibe at Rhinebeck, only we got to wander around outside instead of being trapped in a convention hall. Continue reading