I managed to get several lovely goodies at Rhinebeck this year. (I am not sure that’s a very hard feat!) First up I walked directly to the fairgrounds for opening and then directly to the line for the Jennie the Potter mugs. I have been recently introduced to teas I actually like and I wanted to get smaller mugs. Too many mugs are way too large for a good tea leaves to water ratio.
This wee mug will be perfect for trying out new teas and for drinking some of our homemade boilo.
I am pretty sure this mug will be perfect for making hot cocoa and the weather here has definitely taken a turn to the chillier side so it won’t be long before I’ll be needing a steady stream of cocoa.
This mug is the perfect size for an 8 oz cup of tea. I’ve already tested it out a few times.
Sharing a booth with Jennie the Potter was Jill Draper and my second stop. I was looking for some lovely Empire yarn to knit Laura Nelkin’s Artichoke French from The Rhinebeck Sweater. I dug through a few different colors and came out with this giant ball of blue.
Then I proceeded directly to Fox Hill Farms to purchase a sweater quantity of their yarn that Thea knit Beekman Tavern in for The Rhinebeck Sweater. The yarn is so soft and warm and just absolutely divine. Thankfully I was forewarned Friday night that Fox Hill is cash or check only! I wanted to be sure I didn’t spend too much of my cash before getting there so they became stop #3. I haven’t decided if I am going knit another Beekman Tavern or find another sweater to knit this yarn into.
Last year I found this lovely colorway at Into the Whirled and made the rookie festival mistake of not buying all of the fiber then and it was gone the next day when I made it back to their booth. This year, when I went to Into the Whirled on Saturday and found the colorway, I bought all that they had – which was only 12 oz.
The following three yarns were purchased to be turned into gifts for someone special. They’ll be some of the next few things cast on around here!
Sunday night at the Rhinebeck house we do show and tell and a secret santa exchange. Mary Heather drew my name this year and got me these beautiful autumn colored wool fabrics. I had actually spent about 20 min in this booth chatting with the owner about purchasing some yardage for skirt making. So these were a great find on MH’s part!
I spent some time Sunday in the Fox Hill farm booth lovingly petting their cormo fleece and silently cursing myself for forgetting to bring my checkbook. During our show and tell at the house this lovely bag turned up for me. Thanks Ys!
There were other items purchased but they are super secret Christmas gifts and honey. Lots of honey. We’ll be using the honey to whip up some boilo this weekend. I can’t wait!