Betsy and I had gorgeous weather and a great time at the New York Sheep & Wool Festival. We arrived in town on Friday and made it in time to jam ourselves into each other like sardines at the indie untangled trunk show!
The next morning we arrived just after opening and followed the steady procession in. It goes without saying we made a full day of it! There was such beautiful knitting everywhere, we do love out craft don’t we…. Here’s a bit of what caught my eye..
I came home with two sweater’s worth of yarn, one a mohair and the other a blue/dray dk merino. Two shawl’s worth of fingering weight, ‘Christmas stocking for Foster’ yarn in a heavy worsted, and two single skeins I had to have. Two other fun finds are this shawl pin in stainless steel and a gorgeous pair of scissors.
After diner out we went to a five and dime that Betsy knew of. It was the icing on the cake!
I was so happy to meet some customers … what fun to put faces now to names xo (!) We saw my knit group gals late afternoon on Saturday and by that point we were giddily drenched in it all and close to flopping.
Sunday we were back to make sure we’d seen it all, and that’s when I found the Bartlette Yarns from Maine for Foster’s Christmas stocking. Then home to sweet Vermont.
In-between working tonight I made a batch of gluten free pumpkin muffins. Only 1/2 a cup of pumpkin was used, so with what was left I made a pumpkin custard. I added eggs, a bit of sugar and maple syrup, some spices and milk. Two little canning jars are chilling in the fridge (to grab and have after yoga on the way to knit group) and the rest I baked in Pyrex. The muffins were great, especially with the recently made apple butter..
I’m off to bed…. the weekend is hitting me now.
Oh…. noste’ coming up sometime tomorrow.