I've been promising and promising, well here it is my Rhinebeck haul. Two quick warnings: I can't be held responsible for any damage to your credit card this post might do and it's very picture heavy. I wanted you to see the true color and detail of these great yarns so it may be really slow.
It's a lot to take in all at once, but believe it or not it's not even half of what some other ladies were taking home.
First up we have all the stuff I didn't even actually buy. I'm am blessed with some very generous friends and I can't thank them enough. The sock monkey bag is from MisKnits, the malabrigo sock yarn and Socktopus bag are from Socktopus (I bet you figured that one out), the cool pink project bag and some sock stars M&Ms are from Carole, and the gorgeous handspun, in green no less, is from Cathy-Kate. Thanks again guys, I love it all and you guys too!
Both yarns above are from Briar Rose. I'm sure I would have more, but we didn't make it there until day 2. The green is 1300 yards of Legend destined for a sweater. The brown/green is 600 yards of Grandma's Blessing. I'm thinking shawl, but maybe a vest.
While everyone else was waiting in line at the Fold day 1. I made a bee line for Brooks Farms (also mobbed). I had heard so much about them and I wasn't disappointed.
Here we have 1200 yards of Solo. Soon to be a Central Park Hoodie (cuz I'm the only knitter left who hasn't knit one). Ok, probably not soon, but someday.
I've been wanting to make this shawl for a while now and I think the Mas Acero is perfect. It's 800 yarns of wool silk viscose. I have no idea what wool silk viscose means exactly, but the colors and subtle shine are out of this world.
These are both Four Play, a 50/50 wool silk blend, and both are destined for Christmas hats. See it's not all for me.
Shelridge Farm had tons of beautiful colors, but apparently I was in a brown mood. The lighter is the Soft Touch Ultra Sock Yarn and the Chocolate, 100% Wool worsted weight. Hopefully a Christmas hat and socks. Although at this point it may be for next Christmas.
Green Mountain Spinnery - The red is Forest a 70%wool 30% Tencel sock yarn and the green is Meadow 50% kid mohair and 50% wool. More socks to knit.
The last bit of yarny goodness is Baby Twist from Alpaca with a Twist. I know I said no more Alpaca, but it was so soft I just couldn't help myself. Plus I rationalized that I could solve the overly hot problem by making a lacy shawl or throw blanket with it.
I could have spent the whole fair just looking at buttons, shawls pins, and such, but I managed to limit myself to a collection from Briar Rose (the ceramic one) and Moving Mud (the glass). I picked up a gorgeous shawl pin from Moving Mud as well, but as you know me, I bet you can guess why it's not pictured. Yup, I dropped it and broke the tip off. No more breakable pins! I really mean it this time!
Are you still with me? That was a lot of yarn, but you made it to the end. While it is a ton of yardage, I'm still feeling pretty good. I stuck to my budget and my goal to only buy things I haven't tried before and can't get in stores near me.
As usual I'd better get off the computer and back to some knitting if I hope to ever get to knitting any of my new yarn.