I may always have goals when I go up to Rhinebeck — I want "this" or "this"
or "that" — but what makes Rhinebeck special is when you find the unexpected. Vendors you'd never known about, colorways or fibers you'd never seen before, amazingly creative and talented people that you meet for the first time, and friends that you hoped you'd run into but didn't have plans to meet.
Well yesterday was like that.
Of course, the only part with visual documentation is the fiber that followed me home.
Respectively, sportweight and lace from Briar Rose Fibers.
Cashmere lace and sportweight from Skaska Designs.
Cocoons and hankies from Shadyside Farm.
Silk and merino lace from Spirit Trail Fiberworks.
Oh, wait, it wasn't just fiber that followed me home.
More on that later.