Thursday, 1 October 2009


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!

Rhinebeck sheep and wool

..and this doe-eyed ewe, a blue face Leicester:

Rhinebeck sheep and wool

And of course, the foliage upstate makes it all the more worth the trip:

Rhinebeck sheep and wool

But most people go for the good shopping and cash-purging:

Rhinebeck sheep and wool

and good times with friends:

Rhinebeck sheep and wool

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?

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