Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Rhinebeck Files, part 2 - yarn porn


These are the cute free range llamas I referred to previously. Blogger wouldn't let me post any more pictures before.

Honestly, this entire day is going to go badly. It's not healthy to put a yarn addict at a fiber fair! It's like sending a alcoholic to an Oktober fest or something. One very positive phenomenon I can report is that I did not get the itch to spin. Oh, don't think they didn't try to seduce me with the beautiful spinning wheels, the artsy drop spindles, the beautiful braided fibers and the bales of sheered stuff in cotton candy arrays. All I kept thinking was - when the hell would I ever be able to knit??

The fair grounds were chock full with vendors. I had to set a plan, what am I looking for or will I just randomly buy whatever moves me to tears. I decided to do both! The first place I was lured into was a stall that was set up like a living room sort of. The grandma was in the rear spinning and the cutest little girl was sitting on a small couch reading.

I kept staring at some skeins of super bulky mohair boucle. Another woman calls over the little girl and asks her to find me a color. I kept picking up a tan, a red, an orange and a turquoise skein. The woman said that the little girl had a multidimensional sense of color. I bought the turquoise because that's what the little girl said would go best with my skin.

Below are some of my other favorite acquisitions.




9 comments:

Julsey said...

Wow, quite a haul! It was great meeting you! I wound up finishing the day without purchasing a single yard of yarn! (But got lots of other things!)

Mary Anne said...

Deborah,
it looks like you had quite a nice time at Rhinebeck and came away with a good supply. Love those llamas!

Kirsten said...

That's some gorgeous yarn that you bought. I love the Silver Moon Farms yarn. I bought a little of that myself. What is the yarn in the bottom photo? I love the color!

Sorry we didn't run into each other. My sister and I only stayed at the meet up for a short time.

sturdygirl said...

the yarns you bought are amazing!! i've never seen anything quite like them. i think my favorite is the blue-red one, next to last...but i love the combo the little girl picked for you.

maybe if i'd grown up around dyers i'd have a 'multidimensional sense of color' too. whoa.

Calling Kahlo said...

I love what you picked up. For some reason, everytime I go I never find anything to wow about but when I see everyone's stash enhancements, I am jealous! Nice haul.

Beatriz said...

Great pics and stash aquisition. I'm so jealous...one of these days I'll fly out just for a Rhinebeck.

Allison said...

I love the burgundy one! Lots of great things there.

Necia said...

No fair, I didn't get to meet you either. Wow, you have a pretty nice haul. I'm rather disappointed, I only came home with 2 skeins of yarn. Yarn takes up less room then fiber!

Necia

The Crafty Weasel said...

Ohhh nice nice purchases! Is that Bartlett Yarns in one of the pictures?