For those of you slogging through posts about Rhinebeck, I didn't go but I have some old festival news to report. Two weeks ago I had quite the Festival weekend. It started when I got talked into going to the Cap City Brewery Oktoberfest.
With 27 breweries sampling more than 54 different beers...well let's just say that I needed to show a little restraint so as not to over do it before heading to another festival, the Mount Vernon Fall Wine Festival.
The picture was shamelessly stolen from Knucklehead Wendy, who is not a knucklehead but is from outside of Pittsburgh. She came over and drove me (see above) to the wine festival where we tasted local Virginia wines and snacked on bread and cheese spread while listening to live Blues music.
She then spent the night so we could get an early (OK, so this is relative) start to what used to be called the Montpelier Sheep Dog Trials and Fiber Fest and is now known as Fall Fiber Fest of Virginia. I had hoped to finish my mother's sweater while there and present it to her since the yarn was purchased at this festival 2 years ago and she has been longing for the sweater but with the heat and dust it didn't happen. Instead, I spent the day looking at sheep and watching sheep dog trials and enabling Wendy to buy yarn.I did buy a skein of sockyarn in a lovely green and a shawl pin/hair stick but haven't taken pictures yet and will have to show them to you tomorrow. We drove home after many hot sweaty hours of yarn and sheep and fun.