Saturday, May 15, 2010

Rhode Island Sheep & Wool 2010

It was a gorgeous day for the sheep festival.  The day started out well. I went to the Ball Buster class but unfortunately, there were no of the largest size of exercise balls available for this tall gal so I made due with a small uncomfortable one.  I ate breakfast after the class. It consisted of lots of coffee with some Trader Joe’s frozen steel cut oatmeal with some Dalmatia Fig Spread mixed in. I liked it. 

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I was ready to tackle the fair.  The drive down to Rhode Island was nice.  The end of Route 24 is pretty scenic and pretty.  I liked the open road and driving.  I think I need a road trip sometime in my future.  I hope to drive up to the Maine Fiber Frolic in a few weeks so that might be it.

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The sky was clear and blue and the grass was green. I like it!

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There were some cool vendors with lots of yarn there and I was ready. And there were animals.

Awesome alpaca’s! I bought some yarn that might have come from them.

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Angora rabbits!

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The main attraction, sheep, of course.

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Lambs!

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A rooster came to say hi to me.

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There were spinning and weaving demonstrations. I do not know how to spin or weave.

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The festival was held at Coggeshall Farm Museum in Bristol, RI.

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The view from the exit was pretty good.

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I, of course, came home with some booty and enhanced my ever growing stash.

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What to knit with this gorgeously colored yarn.

I got home and I was knackered (another word I love) but I decided to go food shopping because I needed stuff then to the party of the end of the fitness challenge at the gym. I didn’t really know anyone and felt a bit out of place. I stayed for about two hours and came home. Before the party, I finished off the leftovers from last night.  They were not as good yesterday.

Bottle Cap Wisdom of the Day comes courtesy of a bottle of Magic Hat #9: Life’s not heaven on Route 7. I have never been to Vermont but I will be up there for the Vermont Sheep & Wool festival and I may have to check it out. 

Brunch tomorrow with a good friend and then the SOWA Market in the South End. The weather should be good too!

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