This fall I've enjoyed shopping for yarn in places other than chi chi shops. A spinster has been spinning at my local farmer's market for years and I finally bought some of her worsted weight yarn. Wow. It's good stuff. I'm making a triangle shawl using four of her colors plus some chi chi novelty yarn. Yummy.
I also tried the New York State Sheep and Wool Fesitval which was a trip and a half. Sheep, goats, lamas, alpacas and of course the kids were fabulous. It seems like the gamut of products from our woolly, hairy and furry friends when on forever. The angora bunnies were my favorites. But the knitted and woven things people were wearing was at least half the fun.