What a fun morning!! Two of my kids and my oldest's girlfriend took the ride with me to the NJ Sheep & Wool Festival this past Sunday. I had been there years ago and haven't been able to get there in a while. So it was nice to have the chance to visit. The festival has grown leaps and bounds since I had been there last. I heard there were 17 new vendors this year. It is like a tiny version of Rhinebeck. I got through the whole thing in 2 hours.
I had fun visiting my friends at the Chelsea Yarns booth. It's always a thrill to see my graphic design out in the wild :) Christina did an awesome job with her color-ways. Gorgeous!!! And the Big Kahuna! Lol!! How great is that giant skein!?
I have been wanting to do rug hooking of years now. A group of "hookers" were gathered around in one barn and I stopped and chatted for a while. They introduced me to the women from Green Mountain Hooked Rugs. I really enjoyed talking to her and she showed me everything I would need to get started. The wool colors she had were so pretty. She will be in Rhinebeck, so that's when I'm going to get a starter project. I'm really excited about it!
I came home with a few goodies....
2 handmade mugs by The Rogue Artisans
Skein of sock yarn by Bitsy Knits and a KNIT bumper sticker
Leather and wood feather shawl pin (I don't remember who I bought that from!)
I loved the sheep and the whole vibe of the day. It was a beautiful fall day.