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Sunday, October 22, 2006

Blue Means Go

I never thought a blue light would make me so happy:


I haven't seen this beautiful blue light for 3 weeks! Luckily I was correct in my diagnosis - a new power supply unit works wonders! A new Apple is still on the wishlist, but I need to save a few more ducats before that can become a reality.

But I know you guys are more interested in how I made out in Rhinebeck, right?

I had a great time! I drove up with Dana and met up with Carolyn, Gwen, Colette, Mia, Sam, and Maritza. We managed to cover most of the vendors and amazingly didn't get pushed around too much. We watched the dog trials and ran into a few other bloggers. I have Dana to thank for that, she has eagle eyes. My excuse is that I was suffering from sensory overload!

And can you believe I almost walked away without buying one single thing! Everything was really nice, but I had a hard time committing to anything. Then just as I was saying my good-byes, I happened to spot a really pretty colored yarn out of the corner of my eye. Then I noticed the booth belonged to Briar Rose Fibers - one of the sponsors for the podcast Cast-On. It was all over from there, I went inside and found this beautiful lace weight alpaca.

This 2500 yards of pretty alpaca goodness will someday become a shawl.

I'll have some more pictures to post later. I brought my camera, but was too lazy to drag the 10 ton thing out for photo ops. (Bad lazy blogger!) Again, I have Dana to thank, she'll be emailing the pictures she took once she gets back on Tuesday.


Connie said...

I'm so jealous of all of you who made it to Rhinebeck! It sounds like such a fun event. Oh well, it's probably for the best. The stash is too big as it is. Glad you had fun!

Iris said...

I get what you mean- I could only decide on one skein of a really pretty boucle. Someone had to lead me to some silk (for spinning), as I was completely overrwhelmed!

Good meeting you!

Alison said...

Beautiful alpaca!

cynic the lamb said...

Nice one! Great selection there. Love the colors. Hope to see you again soon.

Mayarn said...

Shoot--I missed you! I was also suffuering from sensory overload and I didn't actually end up meeting that many people. It was so busy!. Oh well--glad you had fun! I thought Briar Rose stuff was pretty great too. :-)

Moni said...

oh my. that is beautiful yarn! And good yardage, too! nice haul :)

schrodinger said...

That's so funny! I just got back from Rhinebeck with that Briar Rose laceweight alpaca - wasn't their yarn to just die for? Glad you had a good time.

Congrats on getting the blue light back on.

Lolly said...

What a fabulous time! and that yarn is AMAZING!

gleek said...

ah damn! i totally missed you at rhinebeck! i was in such a daze though. i feel like i saw everyone but i saw no one :) you know?

beautiful yarn. now.. what will you make with it? :)

Melissa said...

well, good for you for *almost* walking away emptyhanded!!

Jessica said...

Oh, how did we miss you?! I thought Steph spotted everyone (while I stumbled in a awestruck daze). I'm so jealous you got some of that gorgeous Briar Rose--it's the thing I wish I had bought!