However, it is a great time for knitting events.
A great time for stash enhancement.
I already blogged about National Alpaca Farm Day, which was really the last weekend in September, not just one day.
I purchased yarn from the alpaca Burlap.
This is an account of my last week......
Sunday I participated in a Yarn Crawl in NYC. A fun excuse to visit yarn shops (like I need an excuse!). I was good until my friend and I got to the last shop on our list, The Yarn Company. They had size 50 circular needles. Will I ever use them? I don't know. Had I ever seen them before? No I hadn't, therefore I must have them, just in case I will ever have a use for them and I wouldn't be able to get them. Since I was already buying something I might as well buy some yarn. Solemate yarn by Lorna's Laces caught my eye, and since it had something in it called Outlast that I had never heard of, I should really try it out. (Are you seeing a pattern?)
I taught a knitting class at Woolbearers on Saturday, the moebius cast on. I had a great time with a very talented group of ladies and the owner Myra had a lot going on in her shop that day and kept everyone knitting and happy. Of course, I didn't need any more yarn, but behind me was a shelf of discounted yarns. Who can resist a bargain? One yarn stood out from all the rest. It was autumn colors, very seasonal, but with a touch of the lime green and aqua blue that I so love. Perfect for a summer girl who is forced to accept that autumn is here. It would be perfect for a moebius cowl, wouldn't it?
|Stephen & Sarah|
And next weekend is the biggest event of them all, the Dutchess County Sheep and Wool Festival, better known as just Rhinebeck. People will come from all over the country and from across the pond to visit Rhinebeck on this weekend. It is practically in my back yard, only about 3 or 4 hours away. The one stop I definitely want to make is the fried pickle truck. I might just come home with a skein or two of yarn.
But you still won't find any mums in my garden.