Why, Rhinebeck, of course!
The last month of my life (since my last blog post) has moved along just like the month before it, busy, but with nothing bloggable going on. Still no reading to speak of, still no knitting. But that didn't stop me from going to Rhinebeck, and I'm happy to say that I'm really glad I went. It was a fun day to be sure, but more than that it was inspirational. The needles have been clicking more since I got back...it was just the kick in the pants I needed. I'm still not knitting a lot, but more than none is still an improvement!
I went on Saturday, and despite the horrid forecast, it actually turned out to be not too bad a day. It was chilly, but I'm a New Englander -- I can deal! I was perfectly warm in my Tangled Yoke, a turtleneck, and a windbreaker....didn't even need a hat, or to pull out the scarf I brought along. And the rain held off. The camera never made it out of my bag, but I ran into some friends (*waves* at Jessalu, Carole, and Zarzuela, among others), had a fun meet up with the other "aunties" from Juniper Moon Farm (formerly Martha's Vineyard FIber Farm), enjoyed some hot cider, and, yes, made some purchases.
Here's a bad picture (I am still mourning the loss of my beloved camera. I can't even be bothered to try to improve my dinkycam pictures):
The two spiraled-up rovings in the back are from Into the Whirled (and that was all Jessalu's fault!). The pink-and-green sock yarn is from Sliver Moon Farm. The off-white is Sylvan Spirit from Green Mountain Spinnery, and is destined to be a baby sweater of some type. The dark stuff in the middle that you can't really see well is some amazingly soft alpaca/silk fiber from Gale's Art (it's so soft you can hardly even feel it when you touch it -- it was a total splurge, but I HAD to have it). The yellow fiber and the brightly-colored fiber next to it are also from Gale's Art, and will be spun and plied together to make yarn for another baby thing. And the gorgeous pink in front is merino/tencel I won from Zarzuela for correctly answering the question, when did she make her first Etsy shop sale? (Thank you, Jessica!)
And then there was this, a mug from Jennie the Potter.
Tea just tastes better in a mug like this, somehow. I love it!
Stitches East is here in Hartford this weekend. I've got too much going on today to be able to go, but I might try to hit the market for a little while tomorrow...