Monday, October 3, 2011

A Weekend In Vermont

This past weekend Dirty Water DyeWorks was at the Vermont Sheep and Wool Festival.  I love all the fiber festivals, but Vermont is one of my favorites.

There are so many things to like about Vermont.

Breakfast at the diner.

Fun for the kids.

A sculpture of a moose family.

Vermont is still recovering from the recent hurricane.  I didn't know what to expect but was prepared for the worst.  There was evidence of flooding along the river.  Homes and businesses washed out and empty.  Damaged roads that had been repaired.  FEMA workers in the local restaurant.

And this message posted along the White River.

We had a wet weekend at the Tunbridge Fairgrounds.

But that didn't keep people from turning out.  

There were vendors inside and out.  Attendees came prepared with umbrellas, rain gear and mud boots.

I had a visit from designer Becky Herrick who just released an ebook. Stop by her website for information on the ebook and her other designs.  I also met Chris from Vtknitboy, an avid spinner and knitter. Check out his blog for information on bunnies, spinning and more.

As always there were so many things to see.  So much creativity and inspiration.

Adorable booties from Moonlight Llamas.

There were animals of course.

Curly locks.

And good food.

NOFA Vermont with organic pizza made fresh at the fairgrounds. They worked hard to keep up with the demand.

Vermont was wet, soggy, muddy . . . and delightful.  Thanks to all who came out for this lovely event.


BeckyinVT said...

Glad VT was delightful even when soggy! I swear it doesn't really rain here All The Time, it just seems like it.

I hung your beautiful brown yarn behind the wood stove last night, and now it's perfectly dry!

SheilainNH said...

Hi! I was so happy to meet you in person and feel your yummy yarn. The colorways are (well...) to dye for! (couldn't resist)

You had a beautiful booth and I'm so looking forward to getting my order in the mail!

And Beckyin VT is right. It truly doesn't rain all the time!