…are reading this post, the first two hanks ‘o roving are mine, the rest are filler. Lent to me by fellow bloggers out of pity so I didn’t look like too much of a Rhinebeck loser ‘cuz I only bought two things.


The rest of the world? Well…you know that it’s really all mine – and soon you will know that I went a bit…overboard. There was a boatload of stuff in those ‘wee’ bags.

Here are the Saturday acquisitions:

More Brooks Farm Primero
Handpainted BFL

Merino/Silk 'Cranberry Bog'
Merino /Silk

Sheepshed goodness
Trekking for RR

Foxfire Bamboo/Superwash
Autumn House Farms Sock Yarns

Hatchdown Spindle

Here we have Brooks Farm Primero purchased in the hopes that it would match a skein of Primero purchased two years ago at Rhinebeck. It doesn’t, but it’s close enough to mix; 4oz of BFL hand-dyed by someone (the dog ate my label); 4oz of Merino/Silk in ‘Cranberry Bog’; 4oz of Merino/Silk in…? (it’s in the car and it’s raining, I’m sorry but I’m not going out there to check right now, I’ll melt!); Sheepshed Merino/Tencel in three different colorways; Two balls ‘o Trekking for RR socks (see? I can buy for others!); Foxfire superwash/bamboo; Sock yarn from Autumn House Farms AND a Hatchtown Farm spindle made of cocobolo and something else that’s pretty… ;o)

Sunday I tripped and fell into the Brooks Farm booth, possibly passed out from wool fumes, and put my plastic into intensive care:

Brooks Farm Primero

After coming to, I recovered and soldiered on to pick up a soap dispenser, mug and a skein of wool/mohair that I had been eyeing on Saturday but just couldn’t bring myself to purchase (you know, since I was being so mindful of my budget and all):

Soap and Mug
Dunno but it's mostly mohair...and pretty...

That’s it! Or at least, that’s all I’m owning up to at this time! ;o)

Blog Widget by LinkWithin

26 Responses to If you are RR and…

  • scout says:

    Oooooh pretty! So if I go next year I can count it as a business trip right? :)

  • michelle says:

    Great haul! I almost picked up more stuff from the Fox Fire ladies but then I came to my senses. I went crazy at Cummington with them and still have not used half of it.

    Your sheepy wares remind me of the sink I wanted to get so badly! Did you see those beautiful sinks. Well, since I now live in an yucky apartment it did seem a little impractical, I did pass :)

  • Marina says:

    You’ve got skillz! They’re gorgeous. Love most of those colours.

  • chris says:

    Oh yeah, I lent you all that yarn just so you wouldn’t feel bad. That’s right. Lovely, Lovely! And you’ll be very happy with the mug – mine works very well!

  • Carole says:

    Isn’t it funny how it doesn’t look like much while we’re buying it but then when we get home and lay it all out – oy.

  • heide says:

    WOW! You made some lovely selections while intoxicated with wool fumes. The mug and soap dispenser are adorable. Now it’s time to scroll back up and drool some more.

  • margene says:

    You are a very good shopper. Let me know if RR falls for your tactic…if so I’ll use it too;-)

  • Risa says:

    Seriously nice acquisitions! It was good to see you again, even if for such a short time.

  • --Deb says:

    But, it’s all so pretty!!

  • KnitPastis says:

    Really great selections you brought back with you! I especially love the last one that is next to the cute mug and soap dispenser.
    I must say your background in the woods is so pretty!

  • Kelli says:

    Thanks for shopping for me. ;) Since I didn’t get to enjoy, I had to live vicarioulsy through your shopping experience and it was only right that you purchase enough that I wouldn’t feel left out. Right? ;)

  • Jessica says:

    You fell down with the credit card exposed in some pretty nice places! :) I’m kicking myself for not getting some of the Sheep Shed merino/tencel now….

  • Elinor says:

    Squee! The fiber is so yummy. I say, good choices. =D

  • Kelly says:

    Look at all that Sheep Shed lol!

    I have that same mug and what a cool matching soap dispenser!

  • Cookie says:

    Fabulous haul!

    I’m sure those mean yarnies forced you to do that buying. ;^)

  • What a great haul. I think I bought that same color of Trekking (the one on the left). And I love the color of the Brooks Farm yarn you got.

  • Karen says:

    This is the first Rhinebeck post I have read that gave me a twinge of regret for not going. Ya did good!

  • Lucia says:

    You don’t really *need* that lovely blue-green stuff, do you? I’d be happy to give it a good home…

  • Marie says:

    Very nice haul! It was nice meeting you for that brief second – hopefully next time it’ll be longer!

  • Jennifer says:

    What lovely finds! That spindle is gorgeous.

  • Oh. My. Goodness.
    I love it all! No wonder you couldn’t leave any of it behind, I mean offer it temporary storage for friends.
    But look – you didn’t forget RR.
    I love, love, love Sunday’s Brooks Farm Primero. That is a great colourway.

  • Nora says:

    Beautiful selection.

  • melody says:

    Hello! I am the “mystery dyer” of the BFL! :^D
    I am, sadly, blogless… but I’m melodypants on ravelry.

    What gorgeous sock yarn! That’s a booth I need to find next year!

  • Wanda says:

    Lovely collection of enhancement from Rhinebeck. I love that yarn from Autumn House, just beautiful.

    I love how you were sticking to the budget, but after you went back on Sunday, then you just went crazy! I felt the same way though at NHS&W. At first Ithought I wouldn’t buy something and then thought I may never come back, so I might as well buy what I like, right?

  • Laurie says:

    It’s so sad that you had to dig into your stash and pretend that it’s Rhinebeck stuff. ;-)

    Everything is so beautiful. Even that spindle – which I would have bought just to touch it and look at it.

    The fumes. The FUMES! LMAO!

  • susan says:

    What color Brooks Farm Primero are you looking for?? I have a hank from Estes Park (two years ago) that looks really close to the one you just bought.

Tags n Categories

babble Birthdays blogiversary cars go vroom clermont CPH CSM dogs ECF Events Eye Candy Friday FD fests fireworks go boom FO 2005 FO 2008 FO 2009 FO 2010 geekness getting dirty handspun projects Holidazed Huntington Castle Sweater Knitting Knitting Olympics Knitting Updates NaKniSweMo rhinebeck Road Trip! Runs with Scissors shall we play a game? sock club 2009 Socks Spinning Stash Enhancement Stitched stitched by jessalu Sweaters Teen Stuff Ten on Tuesday ToT Tour de Fleece 2009 wanna win something? Wedding xmess 2007 Alongs (13)
Bags (4)
Birthdays (26)
Cirque du Socks (3)
Count Your Socks (11)
CPW (2)
CSM (12)
Events (37)
Eye Candy Friday (122)
Finished Objects (74)
Fugliness (2)
Gardening (7)
General Babble (189)
General Evilness (2)
Gloves/Mittens (7)
Grandbaby Stuff (3)
Hats (3)
Holidazed (31)
I've Learned… (10)
Ink (3)
Knit with Grey's (2)
Knitting (82)
Knitting Olympics (22)
Knitting Updates (89)
Lace (3)
Meme's (41)
Oh the Humanity (25)
One with Nature (11)
Personal Sock Club 2009 (12)
Playing with scissors, err colors (6)
Product Reviews (4)
Project Spectrum 2.0 (1)
Road Trip! (10)
Runs with Scissors (30)
Saturday Sky (16)
Scarves/Shawls (3)
Scarves/Shawls (12)
Sock-a-Month (8)
Socks (31)
Socktoberfest (5)
SOS 2007 (2)
SOS 2008 (5)
SOS 2009 (1)
Spinning (85)
Stash Enhancement (55)
Stitched (23)
Stitched by JessaLu (5)
STR Club (5)
Sweaters (26)
Techno Geekdom (18)
Teen Stuff (39)
Thankful Thursdays (2)
The Devil Made Me Do It (14)
ToT (45)
Tour de Fleece (4)
Tour de Fleece 2009 (8)
Tutorials (2)
Uncategorized (1)
Wanna Win Something? (46)
Wedding (6)
Weekend Whirls (7)

WP Cumulus Flash tag cloud by Roy Tanck and Luke Morton requires Flash Player 9 or better.

Bloggers I know

My blogroll has grown too large to list on my front page in its entirety. If you'd like to see the rest of the blogs I read you can visit my blogroll page

Help a Knitter Out?
Anything purchased through this Amazon link will pay a percentage to me - thanks!

Stitched by me…
Interested in getting shop updates via email? Subscribe to the newsletter!

You can also find me on Instagram here: Instagram
In my eReader…
Jess's currently-reading book recommendations, reviews, favorite quotes, book clubs, book trivia, book lists

Add to Google

Subscribe with Bloglines

Thanks for subscribing!
Subscribe via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 16 other subscribers