Yes - another fiber festival. We just can't get enough of them up here in the northeast. This one is a bit different as it's all inside. Which is great because weather was not a factor. Thank goodness because it was way too cold to be standing outside on Sunday. I love the animals at this fair. When I saw a sign for two alpacas for $500 each I was tempted. For 3 seconds. I barely have enough land for a 50 pound dog to run around, much less two alpacas. But they are adorable and I would love to have that fleece to look forward to every year. I don't think my allergies would appreciate the copious amounts of hay needed to feed them either. The allergies also keep my sanity and prevent me from getting that big bunny.
If I want fleece there is plenty to choose from. You see the batts in that last photo? All naturally dyed which impressed me. The nice woman from Bitsy Knits was trying to convince me how easy it would be to knit that shawl with all the beads. And look at the felted Snow White and her Dwarfs. Such detailed work.
So do you think I bought more than I did at Rhinebeck? You will see on Thursday!