To Henry James “summer afternoon” may be the two most beautiful words in the English language but I would vote for “fall weekend.” This past weekend was a perfect one. Cool temperatures, sun, leaves beginning to turn, and wool and sheep. Lovely!
First stop was Kiparoo Farm, home to Annie Kelly and her sheep. (Also cows and other critters) Annie has the energy of four people and her yarn is gorgeous! She is unfailingly welcoming and always has nibbles on hand to tempt. Her son Kip has recently married and farms nearby and had his farm-fresh goodness on sale in a barn down the hill.
Leaving Annie’s with some fresh yarn and food our second stop was Dalis Davidson’s Dancing Leaf Farm.
Those three words run a close second to fall afternoon–Yarn Shop open! And Dalis’ shop is full to the brim with yarn she has dyed, and a curated selection of other yarn, books, jewelry and other goodies. Great fun to poke around in. Some more yarn may have come home with me.
I only got one sheep shot (sorry Gale) and the sheep did not cooperate. As you can see. But Dalis says they do that to her all the time. Shy sheep.
This weekend offers one of the best fall weekends of all–Rhinebeck. I will be there with Yarns International in Building B. If I am not at the booth I will be wandering around in a yarn fumes daze.
Fall weekend. Yarn shops open. Bliss!