Just like that, my third Rhinebeck has come and gone! The trip ended up being a bit of a last-minute decision - I had hoped to go, but James has been very busy travelling lately so I wasn't sure.. but Friday night came around and we packed the car and took off!
Even though fall is late this year, the colours were still spectacular! Of course, words can never describe how inspiring it is to see so many sweaters, shawls, hats... just so, so many knits! (Or, maybe words can describe it, I'm just incapable). Seeing everybody in their finest knitwear is the utterly perfect way to re-charge the inspiration batteries! Not to mention catching glimpses of so many knit-famous people, 100% of whom require explanations to my non-knitting travel partner.
Now, given that I dumped a large pile of cash at Tolt Yarn and Wool a few weeks back, I went in with a small budget and I think I did alright! From left to right we've got:
- I had no plans to buy any fibre over the weekend, as I have quite the hefty pile sitting by my spinning wheel, but I was walking by the Marshmallo Farm booth and literally did a double-take at this bad boy. It's 3oz of Jacob and it. is. so. soft. I've been puzzling out how I'm going to spin it to take advantage of the three colours without just doing a 3-ply.
- This was the only purchase I went back to a booth for for! I checked out Primrose Yarn Co. on my first trip around, and I couldn't get these great neon speckles out of my head. I was on the lookout for something interesting to make a Roku hat out of, and I think this is the ticket! The colourway I picked up is Roller Derby and I am in love! She also had some utterly amazing handpainted yarn bowls which were exceptional.
- I feel like this doesn't need a ton of explanation, but I grabbed a single skein of O-Wool o-wash sport. Their booth was utterly packed and while I could have purchased it all, I only snagged the last skein of Pasture Rose. I don't know what happened, but suddenly I am very into this colour! (Also, shoutout to the woman in front of me whose daughter was fully costumed as a witch and fetched her yarn through the masses of people. It was amazing)
- Finally, I picked up the Winter issue of Pom Pom Quarterly! I love visiting their table and being in proximity of such utter greatness. I like to think I aborb a bit by osmosis every time! I do think I'll have to make the Palindrome Wrap because, well, it fits too perfectly.
So that's it for me! I would by lying if I said I wasn't already thinking about next year. I'm looking forward to making a full weekend of it, and to check out the Indie Untangled trunk show, Jill Draper's open studio, and just spend a bit more time on the grounds! See you in 2017, Rhinebeck. Now let's see if I can actually knit with this stuff before next year!