Back from Rhinebeck
and still recovering! There was way too much for my eyes to handle. Lots of people, beautiful animals and unbelievable yarn and fiber! We ended up getting a late start and made to the festival around 1:30 in the afternoon. We had a little lunch to fortify ourselves before we starting looking. I never took out my camera but I have several mental imagines to keep forever.
The first stop was the author tent. I saw many wonderful people including the Yarn Harlot who was giving a little talk. She is a funny lady. I saw Allison from the blue blog and her new little one! What a cutie. I saw the table with no hostesses at the time for Mason-Dixon ... I was hoping to head back in a spend a few more minutes, but it was not to be. I was happy to see these wonderful ladies in person even for just a minute.
Next we headed over to the fiber. And there was way too much. I was watching so many people with huge bags as we were stilling at lunch... I didn't realize it would be so hard to decide. So I figured, if I could get the same yarn here at home, then I wouldn't get it, but maybe concentrate on hand painted sock yarns and go from there.
I came home with an adorable alligator scarf kit from Morehouse Farms, 4 skeins of hand painted superwash sock yarn (one for me and one for Hubby), and then from a Canadian seller some blue heather sock yarn. Not bad for several hours worth. We closed the fairgrounds and walked out around 5:10pm... I was in my own driveway around 7:15pm and happy to be home. It was a fun day, but truly exhausting!
Here is my secret of the stole with clue 2 finished:
Things are moving right along with it. I am a little ways through clue 3. I hope to finish before Friday and clue 4. I don't have that much time to sit and do concentrating knitting.
Here are the competed socks for Christmas:
This was great yarn. The stripes are really cool. I don't think I showed you, but I did buy another skein of this while the LYS had a sale two weeks ago. I really have to be done buying yarn for a while! I really need to get going on using what I have currently in the house.