I love the Rhinebeck festival..and the town it is in. So much natural beauty….and yarn!
A knitting fair in the fall is just so inspiring, I really look forward to this trip for the absolute beauty of nature.
Of course the people and fiber are amazing! I went this year with a mission…to find the perfect (for me) wheel. It was SO HARD to not buy all the yarn and fiber I fell in love with.
My sweet friend Carissa and new friend Steph took care of the fiber shoping for me!
They did an amazing job of fiber enhancing…I am usually a big shopper, but these girls put me to shame…I was so proud!
Check out my flickr for more fun with the girls!
I did end up with a few braids of roving and 3 skeins of socks that rock…because I am only human! For anyone who has been to the festival they know that Saturday is just JAM packed with wonderful knitterly people. It was so inspiring to see so many knitters, however I had fiber on the brain and my camera in my bag so I didn’t get too many photos. I did run into Anne and her friend Kim on sunday morning.
As for the wheel search, with the help of Morgaine at Carolina handspun I decided to buy a lendrum. At first I had a lot of hesitation. On the technical side the wheel was everything I wanted and more, however, I was not drawn to the physical lay out of the wheel. I wanted a lady bug…they are so cute! In the end my desire for larger bobbins won out and I bought the lendrum. I am SO GLAD that I did, but more on my excitement later.
Carissa and Steph both had a lendrum and were singing its praises and then as I walked through the festival I started to see them everywhere.
They started popping up everywhere…I just couldn’t get away from them…there were so many at the sheep to shawl
They were also a Canadian Made wheel so I was sold.
I am so looking forward to getting to know my new lendrum!
Rhinebeck always is a wonderful experience. Too bad it is so short! I am off to unpack my new baby! I will surely keep you updated on getting to know my new girl!