So, I am now going to show-and-tell so to speak. So this will probably be another pretty picture heavy post. If you have slow Internet connection, I apologize in advance. This will take a while…..
So, first off, I promised pictures of my glove/mitten hybrid. They are 100% alpaca and were hand knitted (by whom, I don’t know). They were a life saver both days and especially during the Ravelry party.
I also definitely won the “weird neighbor of the year” (as if I didn’t have nailed already, I may be working on weird neighbor of the decade now:-)) by taking all of my Rhinebeck goodies out on the front lawn and taking pictures of them. Imagine if you were a muggle and see your neighbor pulling these bags of what looks like dead animals out on her front lawn and taking pictures of it. I got some looks….
There are also a bunch of rovings and batts…
There is also the fun goodies from the Ravelry party.
In the bag was a Ravelry sticker, a “Got Bob?” button, a skein of yarn and a lot of fun coupons (I didn’t take pictures of those…..). There were people walking around handing out the small samples of Soak, a washing liquid for your fine fibered items as well as the Della Q project bags (pretty damn good swag if you ask me!).
The sock yarn is from Classic Elite Yarns and it is called Summer Sox in the colorway Huckleberry I think that it is going to be the straw that pushes me over the edge into learning how to knit socks!
Here are some of the books that I got. I didn’t take a picture of the Yarn Harlot book as, well, we’ve gone over that one…..
This hook case was one of the few crochet-centric items that I found at Rhinebeck. Really, it was knitting or weaving for most everything. Oh, and felting. Can’t forget felting. Anyway, this lovely, handmade case is from Crippen Works. She works in fabric remnants and vintage buttons. Very cool stuff. I highly suggest checking out her stuff.
I’m sure that you have probably noticed that I didn’t buy any yarn at all while I was there. I certainly looked at a lot of yarns. A LOT of yarns. But, I don’t have a whole lot of chances to buy fiber, and I have a lot of chances to buy yarn, so I bought fibers. Part of the reason that I found myself not buying yarns was that there were just too many choices. I know that that may sound funny, but how often have you been stymied by all the choices standing in front of say, salad dressings, in the grocery store. Multiply that feeling by , oh, say, 10,000 and you’ve got the Rhinebeck yarn selection. I mean, I bought 4 fleeces for God’s sake! Hopefully that will equal a LOT of yarn:-)
In non-Rhinebeck news… I saw a pair of Bald Eagles today, as well as a whole passel of kites flying over where I was working. They all flew low enough for me to be able to ID them. I’ve seen Bald Eagles before, but it is always a thrill to see our national bird. They are really beautiful and these two were no exception.
Also, this is not a scientific thing by any means, but the early voting here in Florida is going gangbusters. I have been to the local library two days in a row and it was bedlam both days so far. People were lined-up around the building. I am kinda nervous about how bad it will be on the actual day. Luckily, I live about a block from my polling station, so I usually make it into a walk for Weezy. The folks at the polling station all love giving her attention and she loves receiving it too!
I will finish this post with some pictures that I took while driving up to Rhinebeck and walking around on Sunday. DO NOT DO THIS IT IS DANGEROUS!!!!!! Enjoy!