So what did I get at Rhinebeck? I got a lot less than I thought I would. I had my list of things I wanted. I had my list of vendors I wanted to see. I saw it all! In the end, I decided that some of the lines weren't worth waiting on. If I could buy it online, I didn't bother. There were some things I "had" to have, but when I saw them up close in person I decided I could live without it.
So here are my MUST haves
Into The Whirled that I had to try some. The booth was half empty by the time I got there early afternoon but they still had a good selection. Looks at these colors.
Socks the Rock is still my favorite sock yarn. I think I'll ask for some more for Christmas.
And here's the "One That I Didn't Know I Wanted"
Briar Rose and it's 750 yards of Polworth.
Trillian shawl. I was overwhelmed once I walked into the booth. There were so many choices and beautiful colors. And the price was very reasonable.
And that's all folks. I think what keeps my purchases to a minimum is that I don't buy things unless I know what I want to use it for. I'll buy fiber with some sort of idea of what it will become. I never buy yarn unless I have a pattern in mind. I must be an odd one though because there were people at Rhinebeck with suitcases. Yes - suitcases to put their purchases in. Some had husbands in tow with 2 suitcases. We got a good laugh at watching them. All the fiber in the world, and entertainment. How much more fun could you have?