Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Rhinebeck Sheep & Wool 2011 - impressions from a different angle


Do you think this hair style would fit me?


Somebody likes her food.......


......and I like chocolate. I got to try the sweet dreams of Samuel's of Rhinebeck. They were so delicious that I had to go back and get more. For my family, of course.



Some people walk their alpacas......


........and some carry their sheep.


This model has fun. 


Sorted by color.....


...or not.


As usual I got home inspired and tired dreaming of having a booth there too....
Oh I forgot to mention it: I fell in love with one skein of yarn. It's fingering weight, as some of you might have guessed. I found a alpaca-wool mix I want to dye from a CT  small spinnery. We will see how this will turn out......

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Vermont


Once a year we go for a hike in Vermont. This time we chose the Lowell Lake Trail. What a perfect day, summer temperatures, gorgeous foliage, beautiful nature and Maple Creamies (maple soft serve ice cream).





The yarn I recently dyed reflects the fall colors perfectly. Find it in my Etsy shop 

Driving up further North we saw the shocking contrast to this nature perfection.
The aftermath of tropical storm Irene. Vermont still looks like a big construction site. They lost approx. 700 bridges not to talk about destroyed or damaged, houses, farms, roads, trees..... Compared to this our 5 day loss of power and water seems ridiculously insignificant.





Sunday, October 2, 2011

New colors and mushrooms

Recently it only seems to rain here. Together with the warm air the mushroom population of the woods behind our house seem to explode rapidly. I wish I would know which ones are edible. 







Inspired by New England foliage I added this color to my Etsy shop. It's Fall




This color is called Blackberry.