Wow, what a weekend. I’ve definitely got a bad case of the post-fiber-festival-shock in that I have to be back in the real world instead of oogling knitwear, squishing yarn, and snorgling sheep. The fiber festival world is SO much more fun than this everyday kind of crap.
The haul? I did well. Fell off the budget wagon a touch, but I think it was well worth it and I can see all of what I bought being knitted before MDSW. (Disclaimer: Just because I can see it happening doesn’t mean that another pattern won’t queue jump and ruin that plan)
3 skeins – Socks That Rock Lightweight, Mill Ends
2 skeins – Socks That Rock Lightweight, Rare Gems
1 skein – Holiday Yarns Sock Yarn
1 skein – Silver Moon Farms sock yarn (770 yards)
1 skein – Silver Moon Farms Laceweight (1375 yards)
2 skeins – Bijou Basin 100% Yak Laceweight (400 yards)
1 skein – Briar Rose, Charity (900 yds worsted)
Firebird Sock Kit from the Tsock Tsarina
4 oz – Targee Top from Mountain Colors
4 oz – Clover Leaf Farms Merino Roving
4 oz – Holiday Yarns Merino Roving
4 oz – Little Barn Linsi-Woolsie Roving
4 oz – Little Barn Alpaca Roving
Book – Vintage Baby Knits by Kristen Rengren (signed!)
I realize that means nothing to you non-knitters, but suffice to say, I got what I wanted, and then a little more. 🙂 Abbie and I did very well in terms of getting in early the first day, getting what we desperately wanted, and generally had incredible luck on our side when it came to just being in the right place at the right time. For example, the Chicken Pot Pie line is known for being epic. People usually wait a good half hour for this incredible chicken pot pie. Us? We got in line right when there were only a few people waiting. Granted, had there been a half-hour-long line, we probably would’ve found something else to eat, but it was nice to finally get a forkfull of that yummy pot pie. Then there was the Ravelry party, Saturday night, which was awesome. The vanilla mead went over well, but I still managed to come home with a good amount left in the keg. Sunday was rainy, but we managed to go through all the barns/buildings, grab a few things that we missed on Saturday because we had enough of the crowds really early on. Sunday though, the grounds were rather empty, there were no lines, and much more room to browse around without getting bumped. Finally got home to Pennsylvania around 8pm to my two little snugglebutt dogs who were thrilled to meet me. The husband had left for a class in Texas, but had baked this incredible chocolate ganache/praline cake and left me a bouquet of flowers on the table. Perfect end to a really spectacular weekend.
I will leave you with a photo from Rhinebeck and link you to my whole set from Rhinebeck on Flickr. To all of you tweasels who I met? It was really, honestly great, and I hope to see you all again next year!