So. Rhinebeck. Wow.
I always come back from these events with grand plans for big, sweeping entries about who all we met and how fantastic it all is and how the energy just about knocks one senseless and how there is just so much stuff to play with and so many amazing people to see and meet and chat with.... I always have these plans while I'm still there, and then when I come home all I can even conceive of is this:
On Saturday, though (and mother-of-zeus-people, where the hell did you all come from?) what I really felt like doing was this:
Wool? What wool? I don't have any wool. You must be mistaken. Oh, THIS wool? It's nothing. Completely unimportant. This is not the wool which you are seeking (I always knew those Jedi mind tricks would come in handy one day.). Step away from the wool, people, it's mine......all mine I tell you!
I'm not fooling you at all am I? I can post these cats all day long, and you won't be distracted from your purpose. OK, fine. Here's the deal. There aren't any pictures yet. I took a regular camera with me to Rhinebeck this year. Yes, the kind with film. So retro-fabulous, eh? However, as mentioned, it means no pictures except for the highlights of the haul, which happens to be fairly small this year. For those of you who have seen the VAST quantities of fiber/yarn in my house, you will know why I was not as much in the market for the fibery things as I have been in the past. Tools and accessories, though - THAT I'm all over. I am of the firm and unwavering opinion that a girl simply can not have too much good wood in her life.
Left to right: Will Taylor 6-ply lazy kate in cherry and walnut from Carolina Homespun (I've mentioned how I kind of have a bit of a crush on Morgaine, right? Lovely, lovely woman.), an ebony Turkish spindle, also from CH, and finally, an absolutely stunning zebrawood spindle from the Goldings along with one of their carrying cases. I'm especially jazzed about the Golding because I'm headed out of town for a week (again) in just a few hours and for the first time will be able to take spinning along without living in fear of beating up my spindle.
Wish us good travel mojo, OK? We need our luggage to arrive along with us or I'm going to be VERY cranky, and we all know how annoying that can be.