My Rhinebeck started Friday afternoon, when everyone converged on my apartment as it was the most centrally located. we had a room rented in the Days Inn in Fishkill, one of the closest room we could get when booking in October. We plan ahead, no really. It was decided about a week post the last Rhinebeck we should drive up Friday night and do all day Saturday…
A post card perfect shot of Rhinebeck, taken at the end of the day, as the stalls shut down and we met up at the top of a hill with handy benches. We also took it as a chance to get shots of all of our hand knits.
Look ma no ends! It was so warm this weekend that my finished Vivian spent, most of the time wrapped around my waist. Instead I just wandered in my T-shirt below that picked up quite a few buttons as the day continued. I started with Keep it Secret, Keep it Safe. I mean let’s talk about what this blog is called? One Geek to Craft Them All and In the Cast off Bind Them. Yes I have random LotR buttons.
Those were the buttons I was wearing and the buttons that I bought. Speaking of bought. I didn’t buy any yarn at all. None. Aren’t you all proud? There were a few geeky close calls. Mostly from Into the Whirled but they were across from Loop. So I didn’t buy any yarn…fiber on the other hand….
Except for the loop booth, which includes the bump and the two clouds, I actually kept to my rule of only buying things that I did not have/have not spun.
- Silk Hankies
-Alpaca with some sparkle
-There is some Tussah Silk in the Devil Made me Do it Cloud (red/black) that counts right? And the purple cloud is to do more green/purple spinning as I really want to make fingerless gloves with that yarn and 87 yards is not going to cut it. So I needed that cloud. Right…Need.
Due to an evening of drinking games, while watching the Addams Family Values, I ate breakfast twice on the way to Rhinebeck. So after second breakfast I wasn’t hungry when everyone else stopped for lunch and instead I guarded a table and worked on my Dark and Stormy. I did manage to get Apple Cider, and Apple Cider donuts, both wonderful.
My first Rhinebeck was fun, warm, and made better by the people with me, both in the car/hotel and those I met wandering about. I feel the need to find another geeky, knitterly shirt, as the Mixed Martial Arts and Crafts shirt was a surprise hit.
There is a lot of spinning and knitting in my future. Where’s a time turner when you need one? I did not find any sweater quantity of fiber, that I wanted, but am still wondering on if I should get a spinning wheel. I suppose a single ply worsted/DK weight wouldn’t be too bad. I already know I can spin increasingly large amounts of fiber. Though near the end I really start having a wandering project eye. We shall see.