Rhinebeck: Weekend of Glee
The trees were turning, the weather was cool the fiber was flying free. We came, we saw, we stayed, we bought. The set up of the cars also seemed to work out surprisingly well, as we seemed to keep the same pace. Our car ‘early birds with a plan of attack’ and the second car, ‘slightly less early birds with a calmer flow’. We would cross paths and reconvene throughout the day, as well as of course have dinner. And fun fact the hotel had us in adjoining rooms that had a shared door.
There were a lot of baked goods and booze traveling through that door. We were staying at the Superlodge in Kingston, and I liked that is was closer than the Days Inn we stayed in Fishkill the year before. Though it did mean we didn’t get to Viscount Liquor Store. We all did agree that a Cabin would be great next year. Mostly for the kitchen. We were imagining looting the lamb and cheese vendor and then making dinner/breakfast with our goods. As well as when you are traveling with people who make Pumpkin Cheesecake brownies and Salted Brownies as a driving food who wouldn’t want to let them loose in a kitchen. And my cooking is nothing to sneeze at. Mmm.
Now my plan of attack:
- A Sweater quantity of yarn (to make Artichoke French)
- Yarn for my dad’s socks
- One new pile of fiber
- A nice fancy spindle (I didn’t mention it in the last post but it was always part of the plan, really!)
I nearly succeeded. Under the Rhinebeck sweater book is the yarn to make Artichoke French, and there may be a Mini KAL with the same car friends. The green yarn is for dad’s Christmas socks. I should wind the yarn and cast on yesterday. The spindle I grabbed was Bosworth Redheart spindle. I had brought two spinning projects with me, and started the second one, a Hobbledehoy Addam’s Family Collection braid I had grabbed in August.
This spindle is crack. I love it. It spins so long, that my spinning habits don’t match it yet. I’m used to my spindles stopping long before this one does. So I’ve found my self grabbing it to give it a spin while its still going.
Speaking of spinning. You know how 3 says, one new pile of fiber? Yeah so…
That would be four piles of fiber there. Two braids from Into the Whirled; smaller on outside, and Aurora Borealis. One loop batt in shades of blue. And a bag of blue from the little barn. So that one rule…Uh. So the Smaller on the Outside braid is super-wash. I think I will try to make handspun socks out of it, once I’m done. Fingers crossed. But I think I did pretty well. Right? One little accident doesn’t count right?
It was a very successful Rhinebeck and I can’t wait til next year.