SAD but true… I didn’t post right away because I hadn’t gotten around to photographing the loot that I picked up at Rhinebeck. YEP… ALL FOUR pieces of yarn. LOL. More on that shortly.
I actually was going to pass on going to Rhinebeck this year due to my lack of knitting mojo and my growing interest in quilting. But I thought long and hard and decided to attend so I could spend time with the Whatchamacallits. The funny part is, this year I decided to catch a bus with a sister quilting guild!
Two members from my guild attended as well. So I was amongst people I knew.
I am so glad I did go. I had such a great time!
Since I made up my mind to go with about 3 weeks to spare, I decided I would complete an UFO to wear to Rhinebeck. My Wisteria. I was relieved to have finished within a few days before Rhinebeck. I'm just so sorry that I waited so long because I just loved everything about it.
Here is quilt guild member Francine knitting on the giant sock! It was her first year at Rhinebeck.
My birthday twin Shameka was the first of the Whatchamacallits that I'd caught up with.
After spending close to an hour to get to them, I finally caught up with the whole crew. We always have such a good time whenever we are together
One of my biggest highlights was that I had a chance to meet Bonne Marie of Chic Knits. I am such a FAN of her and her blog. I’ve been reading it FOREVER and just had to tell her so. I mean, seriously, do any of you remember she was in the very FIRST issue of Knitty? I sure do! Her pattern was the 3X Chic. One of my oldest UFO’s happens to be her Lo Tech Sweat. I started it in 2003!! Geesh! I didn't even realize I've been blogging since 2003. Anywho, it's the Lo Tech Sweat. But she revamped and modernized the pattern and it's now the Basic Chic Hoodie. Perhaps I shall finally frog mine and start it anew in her newer style?So I very happily took a picture of her and Rosi-G. Sidebar: You have no idea how I wanted to scoot up in the middle of THAT picture. HA! HA! HA!
Every year I like to treat myself to a new basket, this one was oval shaped. In fact, that was the first item I purchased. I walked around with it yarn free for awhile until something spoke to me. THESE spoke to me.
Here are my Rhinebeck purchases. ALL Blue Moon Fiber Arts.
2 skeins of BFL Sport in the colorway STR-2. It's actually more a hot pink with plum color. This was a new to me item. I also bought these 2 skeins of STR. January One and Harlotty. I also purchased 2 packs of ChiaGoo bamboo needles. Oh and some wine.
Soon after I purchased my wine, I discovered my basket wasn’t up to snuff. In fact it was defective and I had to return it. I had been unable to find another one that I liked. So here is the end result of that gosh awful disappointment! BWAAAAAAHHHH!!!
My day ended with a nice cup of Peppermint Hot Chocolate and me chatting it up with Tawana and Rosi. Then we parted ways to our separate buses. It was nice to be home in time for dinner and a much needed nap!