I'm home from a most fabulous trip to upstate New York and into Massachusetts. The main goal of this little vacation was to attend the Dutchess County Wool and Sheep Festival in Rhinebeck, NY with my bestie, Ann. Such luscious wool everywhere!
And check out theses little sweeties.
I was thrilled to find this lovely wool to make a shawl on my recently finished triloom.
It's a combo of wool, mohair, and silk. I love the color, and it's name, "bloodroot".
Here's a peek at my triloom in the studio. I'm currently working on a practice shawl in a slate blue with just a bit of teal in the color. It's wool from Joanne's. Saving my nice bloodroot for the next piece. It's my first whirl at triloom weaving. I'm loving it so far. So exciting to learn some new fiber fun!
While in Massachusetts, I found the most gorgeous yarn in a lovely knit shop. It was tucked away in one of the many villages we passed through.
I bought a pretty soft Italian extra fine merino wool. That is the sock on the left below.
And let me point out that the color is not at all that blue..... my camera apparently decided it should be. It's actually far more neutral with lots of gray and taupe.
There, much better. The sock on the right is one I took to knit on the trip, but once I had the new yarn in my hands...... plans changed. Oh dear, one of each! More sock knitting ahead.
Hopes for a lovely beautiful fall weekend!