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.
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!