Rhinebeck Recap

In short, loads of fun! Fiber overload. Cute critters. Time with friends.

Mostly I got a bunch of undyed yarn to dye with mushrooms. Enough for a sweater for DH (in his preferred Bartlett) and a sweater for me. And undyed lovely alpaca for a shawl or something. And a bunch of undyed organic cotton that was too cheap to leave there. Bargain rayon (sort of sagy), cotton/rayon (another bargain and may be dyed), good deal boucle, and some alpaca sock yarn for a friend. My mountain of yarn…
yarn mtn

The splurges were lace weight merino and sock yarn in a color called “crapshoot”.
slivermoonfarm_lacemerino periwinklesheep crapshoot

And a bunch of mordants for dyeing,
mordants

And a bunch of NY wine… haven’t had any yet because I’ve been sick with a nasty cold all week. I had been told that NY couldn’t ship wine to ME, but this past weekend I learned that they can ship once if you went to NY as a tourist.

Mel saw Uma Thurman (she bought stuff from him!), but I saw him…. hmmm….. is that like sort of seeing her?
mel me

This beast tried to eat my sweater,
critters

On Sunday I fell and ripped the skin off my knee and had to go to the first aid station, where they decorated me like this,
oopsie (1)
Beats having blood running down your leg, eh?

Two of the three friends I went with had never been and they had a great time. They thought Sara (she who never blogs because she’s always on Ravelry) and I talked too much! As in to too many people… but that’s the joy of going. They were all great traveling companions.

Now to knit down my stash… Will it ever happen???

8 Responses so far

  1. 1

    Chris said,

    October 24, 2010 @ 12:09 pm

    Sounds like a blast!! Hopefully you’re feeling lots better…

  2. 2

    Mel said,

    October 24, 2010 @ 12:14 pm

    My mom says that within five years my dad will be telling the Uma story as if he were the one who waited on her, so sure!

  3. 3

    Sara said,

    October 24, 2010 @ 1:33 pm

    Sounds like you had a wonderful time…love the yarns you bought – and can’t wait to see how the mushrooms dye up the undyed yarn…

  4. 4

    kmkat said,

    October 24, 2010 @ 1:50 pm

    Love the photo of you and Mel!

  5. 5

    Fran said,

    October 24, 2010 @ 9:32 pm

    I suspect you may have yarn skeins breeding somewhere. I hope you have a spare room.

  6. 6

    Melinda said,

    October 24, 2010 @ 10:05 pm

    Gorgeous Gorgeous Gorgeous Gorgeous. Jealous Jealous Jealous Jealous!

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    Emily said,

    October 26, 2010 @ 8:53 pm

    I think the rules are that you are 2 degrees from Uma Thurman. That also means that you are 3 degrees from any of her male co-stars. Lucky You!

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    gramily said,

    October 29, 2010 @ 2:11 pm

    I love what Fran said and Emily. and I wonder if that smart sheep trying to eat your sweater has a Reclaiming Issue?

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