Rhinebeck, as I had assumed, was overwhelming.
The Spiders had warned me about the crazy quantities of yarn and assorted fibers. They told me to pace myself. And I did! But what took me aback was the knitters! Knitters everywhere! Knitters whose blogs I probably read! I met so many people and barely squeaked out a couple words. For example, when Carrieoke recognized me (recognized *me*!), my response was "hi"...
Here's what we saw:
And here's my loot:
A sheepskin. (Sorry, vegetarians).
2 huge hanks of alpaca (600 yds each!) from A Touch of Twist (that's Twist, not Twits as I originally heard). One in Chocolate and one in White. You cannot imagine how soft and fluffy this alpaca is... Those should become scarves and hats, as they must be worn against the skin.
3 hanks of Zephyr merino/silk in Emerald, also from Twist.
Goat's milk hand cream!
From Greenwood Hill Farm, a felted sheep kit (the white yarn) and a thrummed mitten kit. These kits were a hit: the Jess's and I each got one. I switched things up though: instead of the white roving that came with the kit, I'm using roving from Habu in Nutmeg and Plum. Want a closer look? Sure you do.
Oh, thrumming is so much fun! (Tricky to do on the subway though).