It's October! For fiber enthusiast on the east coast, the Pavlovian response to the tenth month is to start thinking even more earnestly about Rhinebeck.
Hmmm, what have we here....a wee mohair goat! Why hello there!
..and this doe-eyed ewe, a blue face Leicester:
And of course, the foliage upstate makes it all the more worth the trip:
But most people go for the good shopping and cash-purging:
and good times with friends:
and the satisfaction that you've helped out a local farmer or an indie dyer.
I consider the purchases made at Rhinebeck to be my entertainment for the winter. Squirreling away fiber for when you need it most- that's what I do best.
What's on your shopping list this year?