My favorite part of the festival is the Leaping Llamas. The festival can be overwhelming at times and I always enjoy getting to sit down and watch a show. One of the best parts of the Leaping Llamas is how we sit back and reflect on the animals that are providing us with the amazing fiber we are there all weekend to purchase! It gives us a chance to learn about each of the farms as well as see all the kids being involved with the animals. Watching goats, alpacas and llamas jump over a pole... and sometimes under a pole... is so entertaining. My face hurts from smiling so much after the show. If you go to Rhinebeck you have to go to the Leaping Llamas and you have to get there early for a seat!
I apologize for the out of order photos, but some were taken with my camera and some with my cell phone. Moving on.... I had purchased a Fat Squirrel bag at Needles Up and was instantly inspired to make a sweater to match the bag. I waited until Sunday before we left and I purchased yarn from Miss Babs to make one (Public Service Announcement: You don't have to wait on line for Miss Babs after all the bus trips leave on Saturday). I am happy to say I casted it on Sunday when I got home and it is looking amazing. I am making a green one to match the sweater in the bottom right hand of the picture below.
I had been on a mission to make a Plum sweater. I didn't find the exact yarn I wanted to I did talk to a vendor and she has the yarn I want to use back at her shop and can mail it to me.