• Rhinebeck

    The NY Sheep and Wool Festival is big, bold and beautiful. Most of my day was spent in Merritt Bookstores booth, where authors were available to answer questions and sign books.  Once the gates opened, there was a solid flow of people.  So. Many. People! When all of the copies of Annetarsia Knits were spoken for, and off to good homes, I went off to explore for a few hours before heading home.  With limited time, I concentrated on the animals on display. I was impressed with the variety of breeds and the passion of the breeders who care for the animals.  It was inspiring.  I also came across a few vendors carrying “Annetarsia Knits”, and signed more copies.  And, I just couldn’t avoid beautiful yarn.  It was everywhere you looked.  I know that I didn’t see everything in the short time that I had, but I definitely got a sense of community and the vast possibilties being explored in the fiber world!

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    Holiday Yarns has new labels!  I love them.

    Holiday Yarns has new labels! I love them.

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    Marcia Weinert and her new sheep, "MacDugal", trying to make their way through a crowded booth.

    Marcia Weinert and her new sheep, “MacDugal”, trying to make their way through a crowded booth.

    Needle-felting was everywhere, at Rhinebeck this year.

    Needle-felting was everywhere, at Rhinebeck this year.

    Color!

    Color!

    Emergency rations in the corner under the table.  Unfortunately, I never had a minute to take a break.  I sipped the chocolate milk a bit, that kept me going.

    Emergency rations in the corner under the table. Unfortunately, I never had a minute to take a break. I sipped the chocolate milk a bit, that kept me going.

    Setting up the author's table at Rhinebeck.  Within hours, every book Merritt Bookstore had ordered was sold, and the table wasn't organized anymore!  But knitter's loved checking out the projects from "Annetarsia Knits"

    Setting up the author’s table at Rhinebeck. Within hours, every book Merritt Bookstore had ordered was sold, and the table wasn’t organized anymore! But knitter’s loved checking out the projects from “Annetarsia Knits”

    A New Haven Stitch n' Bitch group made pom-pom hats so that they could find each other in the crowd at Rhinebeck.  Smart!  And this crowd loved it.

    A New Haven Stitch n’ Bitch group made pom-pom hats so that they could find each other in the crowd at Rhinebeck. Smart! And this crowd loved it.