Thursday, October 15, 2009

The Yarnarian and Rhinebeck!

It's supposed to get to the mid 40's here in my neck of NJ. Does this make me happy?

And the Hubbo and are are going to Rhinebeck on Saturday for the NY Sheep & Wool Festival, and guess what? Rain turning to snow. I thought we were in the midst of global warming here. Apparently not in NJ or in the Hudson River valley. It's just way too cold for mid October. Minnesota can keep its frigid weather, me I am a NJ weather wimp!

Clothing to wear to Rhinebeck: sneakers (forget the cute Mary-Janes that show off my socks), jeans, turtleneck, sweater (which no one will see under the jacket), winter jacket (nope, not the MN coat; that's for the frozen northland), baseball hat (it will keep the wet off my head), gloves (you think I can wander around with frozen piggies?), and SCARVES! Multiple scarves. I can just flip them around so that I constantly make a fashion statement. My wonderful woolly socks!

What to buy at Rhinebeck: I'm out of black dye, so if I find some Jacquard dyes, I'll buy black and turquoise, because I'm out of that one too. Maybe some wool. Shocking, I know. Or mohair at the Brooks Farm booth in Building A. Bless Bldg A! It's a real building, not a barn. Warmth. What else? I have no idea. Part of me wants to buy some Briar Rose sportwt yarn, the other part says that I can dye my own. The first part says: but Honey, you don't need to do the work. And the colors are lovely. The other part says: You're going to spend what on yarn? Have you lost your mind? The first part says: But it's soooo pretty. The second part is working on an answer.

And of course I need to visit Creative's booth. Poor Dianne is outside this year, so she and all the other outsiders had better dress warmly. Her yarn is unlike any yarn you've seen. And anyhow, I need to say hi.

Otherwise, maybe I'll buy or maybe I won't. It doesn't' matter. I just love the ambiance, although this year we may have more ambiance than anyone needs.

Ria - If we don't freeze our little bottoms off first!

itsJUSTme-wendy - Bummer! Good thing you are north of Rhinebeck, although I suspect that we'll have snow there too. If the weather is really crummy, we'll go on Sun, or not at all. I've been the last few years, so it's OK if I miss this year. What I'm really looking forward to is Stitches East. Haven't been since they moved to Baltimore. But now in Hartford, it's pretty much on our way visiting family. STay snug and warm today.


Henya said...

Ruth, you can definitely do your own sports weight, I would love some too. So how about it?

Ria said...

I'll be at Rhinebeck too!!

itsJUSTme-wendy said...

We have SNOW!!!!!
In the 30's here this morning.

Henya said...

So what happened? what did you get? inquiring minds want to know.

Johanna said...

I purchased the blue tulle sock yarn a few weeks ago. Love it, love it, love it. I am making the "Monkey" pattern. Is there some place on your website or etsy shop where you list all of the types of yarns that you work with? You have named them different names, but as a recent visitor to your blog, I am not familiar with what the names mean. Thank you!

dragonyady said...

Hope you are having lots of fun, and we miss you.

And don't worry about us, Shane is letting us use his backyard for The Groundhog Ball :)


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