I don't know why I keep a camera in my purse at all times because when presented with a fiber festival, I come down with fatal camnesia. I finally remembered I had it as I headed home and saw the gorgeous view from the Rhinecliff Bridge.
The weather was gorgeous, maybe a tad warm for the lovely woolens that everyone was sporting.
I took this picture shortly after, surprised (and not surprised) by the readings for late October..
It got to wear Minimalist, saw a number of Clapotis and best yet, saw up close and in person glorious Kauni sweaters. At 4:30PM yesterday, my car was reading 75F. I kind of liked the effect in this shot, you can see me in the rear view mirror. That was so accidental. The happy glow on the face totally disappeared not too long after when I got stuck for far too long in g-d awful traffic on the Thruway. Stupid Thruway. The drive up took just about 90 minutes. It took me 2.5 hours to get home.
It was a wonderful day, but it usually is. I did buy some things, but not much by a Crazy standard. It was more about seeing and being with friends, some that I get to see regularly, and those that I only see during Festival Season. I met up rather early with Jessica and spent a lovely day shopping and gabbing with her. She makes a great festival buddy! Thank you Jessica. I won't spill as to her big purchase, but it was a good one :)
The blogger/Ravelry meetup at 1pm was much smaller than the Saturday showing, but still, a great opportunity to see old friends. Cheryl and Kathy both tried on my newly finished Minimalist! I got to touch Stephanie's Kauni in person! (BTW Lynne, it is not the softest of soft yarns. I reminds me greatly of a shetland - much like that stuff I'm knitting Autumn Rose from. I still send you a snip when mine arrives which should be seriously soon!). I toured the Sheep to Shawl with Brooke, whom I'm always happy to see. I ran into the MY SnB Gals, Ina, Katie and Nancy a number of times over the course of the day. Quality time was spent in Brooks Farm and Merlin Tree with Laurie and Juno, both of whom I'm always happy to see. I ran into Cassie and got to meet Sigga Sif, who probably came the furthest for the festival! Travels through the festival also met with Cate, Manise, Marcy, Teresa (who was sporting a gorgeous Indigo Ripples Skirt!) and Norma. I was also pleased to finally be able to put faces with the names to Danielle, Feminitmafia, Eklectika, Maia and Rachael. (Boy does this linky love take time!) I'm sure there were others who I'm sorry if I've forgotten you! I was a seriously senile slacker who forgot to put on my Blogger Bingo Square button and didn't print out my game board either. Sigh. All in all, a fabulous day filled with those who get it.
Get it, I did. But on a small scale.
Lace weight from Skaska that I now realize is about 1300 yds short of Wedding Ring Shawl (shall order another skein)
5 skeins of Four Play from Brooks Farm destined to be Ribby Pullover..
One ounce of totally yummy cashmere roving and a super small spindle from Golding to spin it on (which I started last night)...
A beautiful set of Lantern Moon DPNS in US1. They might just become my gold standard for sock knitting..
And finally, 8oz each of Merino and a Merino/Tensel blend (Jordan's Choice) from Sheep Shed. These will be spun to about a sport/dk weight to knit either Eunny's Argyle Vest or something similar.
That's pretty restrained by crazy fiber lady standards I'd say!
I'll end with a picture of my mutant purebred cat with her serious underbite...
Oh yeah, I finished the first sleeve for Autumn Rose and started the second while rooting on those Red Soxs!! Dudes they rock.