Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Where I Went On Saturday, Part 2

I swear that Yarn is like a drug. My body didn't feel the pain until I got in the car at the end of the day. I was groaning and needed help out of the car after the 1 hour ride from Rhinebeck back to my friend's house. We had dinner and then drove 2 hours back to Brooklyn. I practically passed out that night. My back was hurting all day on Sunday and I could barely walk by night time because my back hurt so badly. DH had to put ice packs on my back and give me back massages. I have always had back problems, but carrying the baby is putting a lot more stress on my back. I can't or shouldn't be on my feet for too long these days.

But enough of my pain and suffering, let's get to the good part, the yarn haul and part 2 of my Rhinebeck trip. I saw Kristy coming out of the Shelridge Farm booth and recognized her from her blog. I went up to her and introduced myself. I hope she didn't think I was being a dork or a blog stalker. She was the only person I recognized that day. I thought I would see more people from blog land. I tried to read people's Ravelry pins, but seriously, it was a sea of people. Plus, the yarns were very distracting and I only had a limited amount of time to get through all the vendors since I got there in the afternoon.Well, thanks to Kristy, I ended up going into the Shelridge Farm booth. I am so glad I did. This is Shelridge Farm Soft Touch W4 (color: Green Apple), 100% wool, 200yds each skein.Decadent Fibers had the cutest names for their yarns, like Cookie Dough, Creme Brulee, Creme Puff. I bought a sport weight yarn called Marshmallow, 80% alpaca, 20% merino, 315yds/4oz. They didn't have a name for the color, but you can see that it's variegated greens.Shadyside Farm Studio, 75% angora with lambswool, color: Sea, 185yds/50gms. This stuff is so soft and fluffy. The owner gave me a free pattern for this baby cardigan. This stuff wasn't cheap, but my baby is worth it.
Oasis Farm Fiber Mill, Bunny Blend Yarn, 40% angora/60% wool, 180 yds. This yarn has different shades of purples and blues.
Stonesthrow Farm, Vintage IV, 53% cormo/47% young mohair, 240yds each skein. I love this deep purple. I never heard of Cormo before so I wanted to try it.
A Ruffled "Nuno" Felt Scarf Kit from Black Sheep Designs. I thought it would be a fun project to learn to felt on a silk scarf.
Brooks Farm was the first booth I saw in building A and it was the last stop I made before leaving. I didn't buy from there until the end since I could have easily blown my budget at their booth. On the left is Solana (color: EOY S68), 100% superwash wool, 320yds. It is super soft and has a silky feel. On the right is Riata (color: MR89), 48% wool/36% mohair/16% silk, 375 yds. They had the most amazing colors in this yarn. You can see their beautiful colors on the bottom photos of my Rhinebeck Part 1 post.
Both skeins are 100% Alpaca, so soft! The Silver (from A Touch of Twist) on the left is 704yds and the Natural (from Misty Mountain Farm) on the right is 665yds. Both are Sport Weight and they cost about $21 per skein!

15 comments:

Kristy said...

Of course I didn't think you were weird or anything. I'm glad I got to meet you! :)

You got some great things! It was very smart of you to save Brooks Farm for last-- I could have spent my entire Rhinebeck budget there too!

Hannah said...

Oh, what lovely skeins you have there! And you're completely right about it being a drug- It costs about as much, too!

Rebekah said...

that marshmallow yarn is so pretty. but then again, I am partial to anything green : )

looks like you brought in a great haul!

shirley said...

The yarn you purchased is gorgeous! I'm a bit more than slightly jealous. =D

Lynn said...

The yarn you bought is beautiful! I'll bet it goes great with the knitting mojo you've got going on right now!

Micki said...

Nice haul! It's proof that addiction can be a good thing.

Julie said...

I hope your back is feeling better pronto! And wow, you did some powershopping, what great purchases. I can't wait to see what beautiful things you make with those.

*karen said...

OK, this post has done it: I'm officially envious of those who got to go to Rhineback. I want to reach through my computer screen and snatch up your yarn.

Take care of your back, hope you're feeling better by now.

Octopus Knits said...

Love all your photos (and your yarn, of course)! I hope you've recovered a bit from all that walking : )

Sarah said...

Beautiful haul! I hope your poor back feels better -- take it easy!

knittingphilistine said...

an enviable haul, to be sure. lovely stuff. just lovely.

flanthrower said...

Holy moly! That's a great haul of yarn. And 704 yds of 100% alpaca for $21? That is a steal!

Hope your back is feeling better.

one wining wench said...

love the colors! I am inspired to do a little search round here, the things I find in our local wool shop is a bit drab sometimes and my friend said she knows a woman who spins and dyes her own, which would be SOOOO exciting! Think its a bit pricey too so we'll see.

schrodinger said...

That is a great haul!! What lovely colors.

JL said...

I love those green yarns y got there.