The Sheep and Wool Festival in Rhinebeck NY provides a bountiful supply of every kind of yarn you can imagine. It is overwhelming with booth upon booth of soft squishy yarn in a rainbow of colors. It takes me the first day of the festival just to get oriented before I can begin to sort out what kind of yarn I want to buy. This year I went in with a plan because I was already worried about my yarn stash exceeding my life expectancy. I bought one sweater quantity of yarn.
To say that there is a bountiful supply of beautiful yarn in the world is an understatement. I have an abundant quantity myself. It certainly meets the first definition of the word bountiful – large quantity. This is where the second definition of bountiful is helpful – giving generously. I have through the years, gone through my yarn stash and culled out some yarn that I will never use. This is not cheap or bad yarn, it’s beautiful, expensive, and in demand. I did this just recently and brought it over to “Sew Green” my favorite store. They take donations and sell the donations at a fraction of the original price which makes expensive yarn more accessible to all knitters. I have brought my share of yarn from them as well. They are my exclusive source for knitting needles. Needles are expensive and they have almost every size available for a few dollars.
Bountiful begets bountiful. Sharing the bounty is what it’s all about and I’m so happy we have a place in Rochester that allows my bountiful stash to become a bountiful gift.