What an overwhelming 2 days I just had. Rhinebeck was quite the experience, but before i get to Rhinebeck, let me show you some pre-Rhinebeck swag.
My mom and sisters got this for me when they went on the NH fiber tour. It's 2 skeins of Claudia handpaint in boot camp. I already have this yarn, but I think my sweetie can have 2 pairs of socks in the same color. There's not much boy yarn to choose from anyway. Then there's a skein of tofutsies. I've really been wanting to try this yarn out since it was introduced.
OK, onto Rhinebeck. My first purchase of the day:
Some sock yarn that's right up my alley, variegated green. It will make some gorgeous socks.
Next up was this:
3 SKEINS OF SOCKS THAT ROCK!!! I kept saying I wasn't going to go crazy for socks that rock, but I feel into the frenzy. I didn't go hunting for it at first but then come 2pm or so, I just had to see what this stuff was like. I figured they'd be sold out of everything, I'm sure they sold out of a bunch before I got there, but they still had some fantastic stuff. There were very nice multicolor yarns, but I couldn't buy them since I have such a problem finding good patterns to use with multicolor sock yarn. So this are all slightly variegated. I love them!!!
And this was a purchase inspired by my sister:
She had to get fiber to spin on her new wheel(!!!!!) and I just had to buy some too cause it was such a good deal. 1 pound of the softest merino ever for $15! I'll try to spin it on the drop spindle then have Val dye it for me.
This is a sock kit. It had enough yarn to make 4 pairs of socks and a booklet with 6 patterns (all for $45!) I probably wouldn't have bought it if it wasn't for the samples. The drawings on the pattern book do not do them justice. They are all beautiful fair isle patterns in cream and grey. I can't wait to make these!!!
Other than the yarn craziness, I had a great time watching the border collies herding the sheep:
The weather was fantastic, the yarn was scrumptious, the company was entertaining, and the dogs were stalking. . . all in all a great day (although I really would have had a much better time if about half of the people would have stayed home!)
Then Sunday was another overwhelmingly great day. I went into the city (New York City for you non-Long Islanders) with all the girls in the family to celebrate my grandma's 80th birthday. We saw Mama Mia and went out to a fantastic Italian dinner. It was quite an exhausting day after Rhinebeck.
OK, well, sorry I'm not putting any links in for anything, but I've got 2 million things to do before Thursday when the movers come (AHHHHHHH!)