I never showed you what I got at Rhinebeck, did I? In all of the year-end rush and getting my other patterns published I think I completely forgot! Let’s fix that with the first of a 2-parter (not because I bought all that much, but because I don’t have all the photos with me).
First I bought this huge hank of 100% wool.
It’s 1322 yards of what feels like a DK weight, from Mountain View Farm, NH. I’d like to dye it but am waiting until I know for sure what project it will be. It might end up being Mothed, from Knitty, though I’m not 100% on that yet.
Next is this pattern for the Deep V Pullover by Helen Hamann. When we passed by her booth she was there (I think it was her), wearing this top. I loved how it looked and instantly bought a copy of the pattern. I didn’t pick up the yarn, ‘cus though it was actually affordable, it was also 100% alpaca and I overheat like crazy.
At the Moonlight Llamas booth I bought this bar of fiber-wrapped soap. I had a hard time choosing and almost walked away with an eucalyptus one, but in the end settled on tangerine/lime.
One of my favorite purchases was this 80% alpaca, 20% silk laceweight called Tango for Two by A Touch of Twist. It’s a dark, charcoal-y black, and I bought 3 skeins with 215 yards each for only $6/skein! I had told Maaike that I had some specific goals for the trip, one being to find something special in a laceweight to make a shawl/stole for myself. I think this fit the bill!
January 27, 2011 at 1:24 pm
Hmmmm….there’s some cotton that’s conspicuously missing from the list above…methinks you’re in denial? Or are you waiting for the “it’s ready to wear to work” sweater to be knit up? ahem…
January 31, 2011 at 1:16 pm
What a great bunch of finds! I look forward to seeing what you make. Someday I will have to go to Rhinebeck. I even have a crafty friend who lives close by!
February 5, 2011 at 7:08 am
Nice Rhinebeck loot! I think I have the same laceweight from my last Rhinebeck trip. Nice stuff.
February 9, 2011 at 10:39 am
Pffffsssshhhooooooooooo!!!!! That’d be the sound of all of us waiting for this post with bated breath, collectively exhaling at once 😉
February 25, 2011 at 2:02 pm