That's right. I got up to Rhinebeck for my first ever Sheep and Wool Festival. Which is funny, since I live, oh, a little more than an hour away (hence my last minute plans), and I have never heard of the festival in my life until I joined Raverly. I, of course, also broke several of my rules and left with all of this:
Well, that and a crochet related item for my mom, which will be the surprise part of her Hanukkah present.
The middle two dark-blue skeins are some alpaca for a hat for my mom. It'll be a Hanukkah present. She requested that it be alpaca, though I have to get her to pick out a pattern for it. The others were just 'oooh, pretty' buys, which means I have no clue what I will do with them, and they were the most expensive yarn I've bought so far. I'm a sucker for jewel tone blue and black combos, and there were a lot of them. Not that I still have a sweater to finish, or at least get to the point where I can take it back on the bus, no suree:
Yeah, yeah, yeah, I know, I need to stop writing about this.
Next time, I'll plan ahead and take the patterns I want to do to Rhinebeck so I can get yarn to match.
Anyway, since I'm an idiot and forgot my camera, the sheep and alpaca pictures above are from my knitter-in-crime sister, who I got to come with me last minute, and insisted that since this was the Sheep and Wool Festival, we had to go see the sheep. And I swear that sheep in the first picture was posing for us.