I am betting that almost any fiber person on the east coast can guess where I was this weekend just by looking at those lovely trees. These colorful trees always welcome we Autumn fiber enthusiasts into the beautiful town of Rhinebeck...never changing and always beautiful in October.
This was my 11th trip to Rhinebeck and as a rule of thumb I am usually pretty good about hanging on to my pocketbook, but this year I fell deep into the Rabbit Hole...eek~
I have to admit though....it was all good. This year has been a year of hard work with little time for much else, so it was such a treat to be with much loved friends and incredible fiber.
(yep....long post, lots of pics....just sayin')
I followed that with another trip to the Institute on Friday with my dear friends, Anne, Kim(kim, kim) and Beckie, Natalie and Mary. Natalie and her husband both work at the Institute, so we were treated to a behind the scene tour of the inner workings of the Institute....thank you Natalie!
My first stop was to visit Chris in the Briar Rose Booth. Last year I purchased a pattern from Chris and this year I decided to purchase the yarn to make it. :-) This is Glory days...beautiful blues and greens.
As I was wandering around the various booths I came across the Fiber Optics booth....oh my! These girls have a wonderful sense of color. I rarely buy fiber these days as I have a houseful of it, but I couldn't resist these beautiful rovings. Could you?
...and the big purchase....
I'll share more about this later, but until then I will tell you I am smitten with this little block of wood. ;-)
The beeutiful Abeille soap is from Kim, kim, kim and the beeswax is a useful gift from another lover of fine spinning wheels, Vanessa. The wine was a gift from the girls who love and follow Anne thru the knitspot ravelry group.
It was a wonderful vacation. I am so thankful that Ken encouraged me to take a few extra days so that I could rest and recooperate after the busy fair season.
I am rested and looking forward to what is ahead. The upcoming year promises to be an exciting and interesting one. :-)