I couldn’t just leave you with an image of a pile of yarn and fiber I bought at Rhinebeck, I know you need details, you need up close.
First stop Into the Whirled. I bought a pound of Element Number 5 in Shetland (far left) for a textured shawl, and Rhinebeck in BFL/Silk (second from left) because I had too. I also bought two Falkland batts in Bigger on the Inside (left) and Captain Tightpants (right) because of pretty and becasue the slash fanfiction that instantly jumped in my mind made me laugh out loud.
Miss Babs was one of the booths that had a long winding line all day Saturday. I finally elbowed my way in on Sunday and bought a little yarn. Left is three skeins of Yummy in (L to R) Space Truckin, Bat Sh*t Crazy and Blue Ridge for a Color Variation shawl that I will keep for myself. I also got two skeins of Tarte in (L to R) Slate and Shaken not Stirred I will swatch with this, but I think it would be beautiful woven. Yes, you heard me right.
I finally got to shop for Enchanted Knoll batts in person! I bought two batts of Gargoyle Brownstone, shown closed, far left and open, middle. A couple of braids of Bruised Ego (SW Merino and Tussah) also leapt into my hands. Funny how that happens.
Oh, Jill Draper, how I love your yarn. I bought four skeins of mini Empire, two in Cranberry and two in Brown Sugar, and two skein of Hudson in Night Ruler. I started swatching the Cranberry Empire in the car on the way home from Rhinebeck and haven’t been able to stop. I ‘ve swatched an entire skein. I know the Cranberry is going to be a cabley long cowl. Night Ruler may become socks and Brown Sugar is destined for mittens. I went back at least three times to her booth and just stopped short of buying a sweater’s worth. Maybe the winter elves and fairies will bring me some if I’m especially good.
Yesterday she did a shop update and I noticed she has spinning fiber………..
I am astonished that I have plans for at least half of what I bought. I usually go hog wild and just buy without thinking. A new level of fiber crafting maturity or am I just running out of space for stash?