Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Rhinebeck!

I got to go to Rhinebeck! It was my first ever fiber fest. There was SO MUCH YARN. I got really dizzy from trying to look at it all, and I don't think I got through half of it. If I go next year, I'll definitely go both days and start early.

From the alpaca/llama tents:

This guy had such a charming smile, I just wanted to take him home with me!

Loved this guy's color and big eyes!

This bunny has both his front feet in the food dish...

In the sheep area, this guy had the most intense look...

This was a "judge my rump" contest. There was a judge explaining what she did and didn't like about all these sheeps' backsides...hmm...do you have a favorite?

This has got to be the biggest spinning wheel ever. You could sell tickets and ride that thing.

Rhinebeck was a really beautiful place with all the foliage turning. I highly recommend going if you ever have a chance.

Alright, on to the important stuff...
...drumroll...

The haul:

A couple of skeins of Glimmerglass Alpaca yarn made from a blend of 3 different alpacas.

Some very pretty roving from Steam Valley Fiber.


From the Fold: STR, Gypsy Girl Creations (can't wait to try this stuff) and a Brioche sock pattern.

2 skeins of Flock Sock from VanCalCar Acres. These were on sale because they weren't skeined "prettily" enough. Clearly, that didn't bother me.

Finally a couple of scarf kits from Morehouse Farms: Rat Race and Baby Alligator.


Happy Halloween Everyone!

6 comments:

  1. Anonymous3:01 PM

    I really enjoyed your pictures of Rhinebeck. The animal pictures are great! Sheep rumps. I dunno. That is pretty funny.

    It is always nice to hear from you - thank you for stopping by my blog.

    Isn't October a good month for birthdays?! I hope you had a nice birthday, and best wishes for the coming year.

    -punkin

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  2. What nice pictures! Hmmh, I like the backside with the black leg sticking out best! ;o) What a haul, I'm quite envious, that you could go, but happy for you nevertheless! Looking forward to see all your new stuff worked up into something. Happy Halloween to you too!

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  3. looks like you had fun. the animals have so much personality in their little faces.

    your stash enhancement looks pretty impressive too.

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  4. how exciting! looks like you got some gorgeous new stash! : )

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  5. Lucky you getting to go to Rhinebeck. Thanks for the pictures. Makes me feel like I went too :)
    Lot of wonderful purchases...doesn't if feel good stocking up on yarn? Kind of like being a squirrel and burying your stockpile of nuts for the winter. You have to have a stash of yarn to get through the winter, right? and you look like you are off to a great start!

    happy knitting :)

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  6. Awww! I have to admit that I get a tiny bit jealous when I read such stories - and see the pics - of people's times at Fiber Festivals, considering the fact that people here in Austria will obviously never be able to organize something similar... *wipes frustration-tears from her eyes*
    But, I'm living these festivals through blogger's stories, and yours was a particularly great one, most especially with these awesome animal pics! I'm not sure if I wouldn't spend more time with these furry cuties than with the yarn ;)
    Your haul is absolutely awesome, these are certainly some real goodies and I can't wait to see what you're going to knit with them!

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