Monday, October 20, 2008

Rhinebeck 08

I'm sure there's a zillion blog posts titled that, or some variation of that, today. Joe & I had planned on going to the festival on the Harley, but after doing a last minute weather check, voted against it. What a good call that was because it was COLD on Saturday! We were chilly just walking around the fairgrounds! It would have been a beautiful ride on the bike, but it was just as beautiful from my heated seat. ;) Case in point:

Is that not gorgeous? The yarn was just as awesome, but I stuck to an old favorite, Socks that Rock:
That one is the new Lenore colorway. It's really a deep purpley black, but it's impossible to photograph inside & get those good purple bits. The next one is Puck's Mischief. Love the name; love the colors; there was no way I wasn't getting this one:

I saw this little sock monkey hanging around the yarn and got the pattern to make him:

Joe turned out to be especially handy at the Fold. There was a longer line to pay than to peek at the time I hit the booth, so he got in line to pay while I peeked.
Then I got some Addi sock needles & some ebony sock needles (only $16! what a deal!) and a shawl pin in the barns:

I have no clue where I got the needles, but the shawl pin is from Moving Mud. It's holding my Clapotis on my shoulders as I type. It was such a great day, and the chilly weather finally gave me a chance to wear my Hermione sweater among 'my people'. And, since I have no where else to wear it this fall, I was happy to get it out of the house for a while.


Marjorie said...

That was a great strategy for tackling The Fold's booth. It took me an hour to buy yarn and pay for it--and I got on line at about 9:00.

I got a similar shawl pin from Moving Mud a few Rhinebeck's ago, and I really like it. I keep kicking myself for not bringing swatches to use for buying buttons.

Robin said...

Nice purchases, and I love the tree pic.

Karen said...

I was scared of the STR line this year. If I had seen Joe holding a place in it, I so would have went in there.
I love the shawl pin!

Courtney said...

That Puck colorway is incredible. I'm a sucker for anything Shakespearean! I might have to get my hands on a skein.

Knittymuggins said...

Sounds like you had a great time!! That Puck's Mischief is amazing! Can't wait to see what you make of it :)

Happy Howl-o-ween!!