Monday, October 22, 2007

Back!

(warning, this post has a crap ton of pictures, slower connections beware)

Wow, Rhinebeck was awesome this year; I had such a great time!

When we first got there on Saturday we had to go straight to the fiber animals...

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... I mean petting zoo, where we got to feed some adorable baby goats.

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THEN it was to the livestock.

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the tag on this guy's pen said that he was a natural coloured sheep. He looked quite dashing in those grey stripes.

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this picture was taken on Sunday, they had just packed away this guy's neighbor, and I think he wanted to go along, he was being quite vocal about it.

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I love how when sheep "baaah" they have to stick out their tongues.

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Our favorite type of goat, Cashmere. Bill used to own a couple of Cashmere goats before he met me, and always has a soft spot for the little guys.

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alpacas! These guys were humming up a storm while we were there.

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this guy and his friend were taking a nap when we walked buy, oblivious to everybody around them, I love the spots, the look like chocolate chip Llamas!

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Sunday on our way to the Author's tent we saw this gentleman riding his horses. Quite spectacular.

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Ahh... Stitchy McYarnpants herself.
This woman was awesome, I loved talking to her, we got to meet previously during the blogger bingo/ravelry meet up. I would just like to point out all the little items scattered around her and her books... yes, it's the result of many of the patterns from her book, I don't know why that tickles me so much.

And then there was this stunning lady:
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I knew that there was going to be an author's tent, and I knew the Stephanie was going to be there, but for some reason I didn't bring any of my books, and was way, way too shy to actually say anything to her while I was there, instead I hid in the background and took her picture... then ran. Ah well... maybe next time.


So, what did I come away with this year?

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this.


On the far left the four autumnal skeins are hand dyed sock yarn from Dorchester Farms (their business card says they have a web site, but when I type it in it doesn't go anywhere.)

Next up is the blue green skein of sock yarn from autumn house farm

Then a purple and pink skein of Aussi Sock, sock yarn

And finally on the right, a skein of On Line Supersocke 100 (I know, not hand dyed, but it amused me.)

And then there was the purchase that made me nearly hyperventilate.
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a skein of the most gorgeous gossamer weight yarn I have ever seen/felt. It is appropriately named "Heaven" 120 grams, 3100 yards of pure purple heaven. *sigh*

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I have never worked with something this fine before; I am afraid to even handle it.
I have no idea what I am going to make, but I couldn't not buy it.

I also bought a couple of sock books, Cat Bordhi's Socks Soar (I've been hearing a lot of good things about her newest book and wanted a little background, and her toe up heel intrigues me)
And this:

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last year I meant to buy this book, but when I came back on Sunday it was all sold out, so I made sure to purchase a copy as soon as I arrived on Saturday.


Besides yarn and wool and fiber animals, and spiffy authors, there was also Blogger Bingo!

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Yeah... no bingo for me.
I met tons and tons of bloggers, but nobody was on my card!
I don't mind though, because I have gained about a hundred more blogs to read from all the really nice and awesome people I met there.

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