Friday, October 16, 2009

Vermont Sheep and Woolfest, October 3+4, 2009

Before I head out to the New York State Sheep and Woolfestival this weekend in Rhinebeck, NY, I still need to catch you up on the Vermont Sheep and Woolfest from two weeks ago.

Early morning on Saturday, October 3, I went up to Tunbridge, which is about 2.5 hours from Bennington. On the way, right outside of Rutland, as you head up the hill to Killington, the car swerved left into a parking lot because it saw this: alas it was 8 am and no one was there...

Melanie had already set up her booth the day before. All I had to do was add my yarn. Boy did I ever have it easy. Well I did bring another table and various office supplies and a credit card machine.

Our yarns are different but lived together quite nicely in our booth.

Melanie does semi-solids and stripes, see above and below. If you would ever like to order some from her, please go to Dyenamics Yarn. We have shared the website for a few months now, and Melanie is in charge of it.

The weather was a total split between very rainy on Saturday and wonderfully sunny on Sunday.
People came, no matter what.

The clouds literally touched the ground. But the Knitters were on a mission. They came, they saw and felt, and happily walked away with yarn, through mud and puddles.

Of course there were sheep herding demos.

Other stuff happened, naturally.

The next day, it dried out a bit. I'll let you take a tour like I did, weaving my way in and out of buildings, admiring everyone's work and wool.

I got to look at this all weekend, our booth neighbor's work. Gabriella has her own sheep, which wear coats and are very well taken care of. She is also an artist and it shows in everything she does...

Though I was very tired from the two days, I was almost reluctant to leave. Tunbridge is a lovely spot in the Green Mountains in the fall, and I am really looking forward to going back there next year.

The application is handed in. Melanie already took care of it.


  1. Awesome tour - thank you! I haven't ever gone to Rhinebeck, but hope to one of these days. I'm going to Stitches East next weekend--two weekend trips back to back would have been too much.

    I hope you have a great time at Rhinebeck, and thanks for the wonderful Vermont pics.

  2. Wow. Beautiful. Maybe next year, since I have an excuse to go visit Vermont. That first picture--I need to go there, too!

  3. I wish I could be there with you. Here in Germany is nothing like this. Thanks for the beautyful pictures.


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