Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Yarn Along

Everything I'm working on is a surprise so I don't have much to share for knitting. So let's talk about what I will be knitting and spinning soon.

My Rhinebeck purchases!  I had my list and I knew where to go. Building C was my happy place. 


I saw this batt online from Into the Whirled and fell in love sigh gas colors. I grabbed it first. 


I liked these bright colors. I'm not sure how I will spin it yet. 


I'll be aching to work on something bright like that over the grey winter. 

Then there was Miss Babs. I love the Yowza and enjoy knitting shawls with it. It's just the perfect sized skein. 


There's some Fall colors. And of course I always end up with some blues. 


Towards the end of the day I went into the Fiber Optic booth after it was quiet. I picked this up. 


A pretty gradient set. All of a sudden I heard "cherish that beauty!"  It was the Yarn Harlot. We chatted for a bit and talked about what I could make with it. A spectra cowl was discussed, perhaps a shawl. It came home with me because if the Yarn Harlot tells you to buy something - you just do. And nope - I didn't ask to take a picture. Again!! 

And I'm actually reading a book. 


There's about 8 books in the series. I'm hoping I enjoy it. So far so good. 

So what are you knitting and reading?  Share with us over at Ginny's

20 comments:

Lisa said...

Wow, Donna!! That is some beautiful fiber and yarn, and I'll bet you'll be cheered by all of it throughout the winter! I especially like the blue since I'm knitting with a pretty blue myself right now. :) No picture???

karen said...

Oh secret knitting at its best. you bought some gorgeous yarns and fibers!! So glad you were able to go and be there!

mamasmercantile said...

What treasure, some beautiful purchases. Secret crafting is always the best, looking forward to the reveal later.

Bonny said...

What gorgeous Rhinebeck purchases! I think your winter will be bright no matter how gray the skies.

Laura at Beehive Rugs said...

I'm so jealous, Rhinebeck and you met the yarn harlot. Wow what a fun trip!

A Little Blue Dragonfly said...

Oh, those blues make my eyes happy! I can't wait to see what you will make with them. I am truly in awe of anyone who knows how to spin. *hugs* :)

akacapa said...

Such pretty purchases! Someday, I'd love to go to Rhinebeck.

Misty Cottage Crafts said...

Death By Cashmere - what a brilliant way to go!

Linda said...

I love your yarn! I am planning on trying the Miss Babs soon. I will need to order it online as my LYS doesn't carry it - dang it!

One of the things I'm really enjoying knitting right now is a scarf pattern called "Windward"... just fun!

Linda in VA

Amanda said...

Those colors!!! I just love the middle picture - all the colors are happy but calm too. Well done. :)

elns said...

Nice haul! I love the gradient set. Very pretty. It will do a shawl or cowl well for sure. Enjoy your treats! Can't wait to see what you do with it all.

Susan said...

Everything you got is so lovely! And how exciting about meeting the Yarn Harlot, especially like that!!

Tracey ~ Clover said...

Rhinebeck and the Yarn Harlot?!!! Well now that does it, I have got to figure out a way to get up there and hang out with you, you have the best fun!
And I would really love a spinning lesson :)

Beth Coleman said...

Lovely stuff! I'm green with envy!

Anke said...

Oh my goodness you bought some great stuff!! Maybe I'll be able to go one year, I think Rhinebeck needs to be added to my bucket list!

Eileen said...

Your buys at Rhinebeck are wonderful. I so want to go back to Rhinebeck soon, I had the best time there 2 years ago! I still have plenty Rhinebeck buys in my stash…Miss Babbs for sure!

flyingjen said...

It was such a pleasure to hang out with you on Saturday. My friends bought quite a few gradient kits at the Fibre Optic booth. I read the second book in that series and enjoyed it so will now start at the beginning. Honestly I think it was better than the books Maggie Sefton writes.

deborah said...

Beautiful colors and textures! How fun!

Abbie said...

Looks like you had a very successful Rhinebeck!! So many beautiful finds.

Andrea @ This Knitted Life said...

There is an entire murder mystery series about knitting? Did I get that right? Who knew. I assume it is good?

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