For many of us design-folk, Rhinebeck is also a time to connect with the industry people who we don't get to see in our usual travels (from kitchen to living room and back). A few stolen moments with one of my all time favorite yarn people - Sarah Dimond, who you may just know as Plucky - was an absolute treat. The added bonus of Hayley back there made it even better.
A chance to connect with a few of my new favorite yarn people was also amazing. I managed to finish my Ommegang tunic in Bare Naked Wool's Stone Soup DK and it was worn on Sunday (phew!). So, with sweater as an excuse, I got to MEET the amazing Ann Hanson and chat about doing more projects in her gorgeous fibers. Thanks to Bristol Ivy and a few cups of coffee, photos were taken - so I can share a pic with those of you who didn't make it to NY.
In other New Favorite Yarn People news, I am chugging along on my collaboration with the charming Jill Draper of JillDraper Makes Stuff, and I managed to squeeze my way into that busy booth to pick some colors of her beautiful Rockwell yarn for a sweater design I've sketched up. Gorgeous combo, yes?? I can't wait to get going on it!
Buttons are always bought - and I picked up more of my favorite stitch markers from Jennie the Potter - you need these, you do. Poor Jennie was so hoarse by Sunday that she could barely speak. One hard working potter, she is. This year's mugs were a hit - as always. But I am dying over the little silver pendants she added to the repetoire this season. I am wearing one right now - but since I am unshowered and in pjs, no photo yet.
These pretty tweeds from Harrisville and Green Mt. Spinnery will become hats. Just look at the colors in them - I envision cables in blue and lace in purple.
And Jocelyn's showstopping O-Wool Legacy yarn will be a shawl. I also love Jocelyn, but if you've made Paloma or Margarita, you already knew that. Great yarn, great colors, great company.
All of the above plus three nights in a charming farmhouse with 6 of my friends and an adorable baby? I'm good. And maybe a little tired.