Not literally…just in a blogging sort of way.
It was a lean year this year for purchases at Rhinebeck, despite a number of close calls.
My first visit was to introduce myself to Chris at Briar Rose Fibers. Despite the fact that the festival hadn’t even officially opened, Chris’ booth was swamped with dozens of people grabbing every bit of the gorgeous fibers they could clutch. It really was kind of a feeding frenzy. I couldn’t deal with it, and figured it would be best to introduce myself to Chris and then just pay shipping on my orders for her yarn at a later date.
I then went over to visit with Mel and David and made my first purchase of the day…two balls of soft-as-silk alpaca sock yarn…
Socrates in dark charcoal heather color.
I met up with Lorraine (FiberNinja), who gifted me with some soft-as-silk mohair from her very own stash.
Finally, I also bought a Shetland fleece. Nothing extraordinary, and the pictures didn’t do it justice, so I’m not posting a picture of a blob of white and gray in a big plastic bag.
I completed a few more rows on the stranded knitting pullover.
I got a little bored and decided to use up some of the scraps from the Manos Afghan for my niece.
I basically just randomly knotted leftover ends of the yarn and then started a double seed stitch with the resulting ball of yarn. Just goes to prove there are some yarns that go together well no matter what you do.
Regarding the stranded knitting pullover, CrankyOleBroad writes, “Cool sweater! Are you knitting it in the round on two circulars?”
Yes…mostly. Sometimes I switch to just one circular so I have one less needle-join to worry about gaps in the knitting and then I switch it to two needles when I photograph it.