Friday, October 25, 2013

A Woolly Weekend

Knitters, spinners, sheep owners, and book people all got together for the really, really large New York State Sheep & Wool Festival last weekend. What a pleasure to meet fellow authors! And a shout-out to the Meyer family and staff from the Merritt Bookstore, who all worked together to make the book sale happen.

I met Susanna Leonard Hill and her daughter Katie, there with Can't Sleep Without Sheep (and a puppet friend). Her blog for October 21 gives the flavor of the festival and shows her at storytime--a new festival feature.

Iza Trapani, who wrote and illustrated Baa Baa Black Sheep and numerous other tales, was fun to talk to--and check out her blog for her descriptions of sheep voices, talking to Susanna and me, and her  drawing contest, won by Caty.

Celeste Young showed her special knits and talked books with me as well.