NYS Sheep & Wool flew by in a blur of beautiful pottery, friendly faces and amazing yarn creations of knit & crochet variations. Seriously a BLUR. I took exactly 0 pictures, bought almost nothing, mostly because I barely had a chance to leave Jennie's booth. I did manage to score a bottle of SOAK, some gorgeous buttons from Jennie and just a couple skeins of yarn, but they are for something gifty so they'll be my secret stash for now.
I got so many compliments on my sweater on Saturday, which as we all know makes a knitter feel GREAT! I made it for O+ festival in Kingston, and if you haven't seen it yet, here's a pic.
I made it with Mohonk in North Atlantic, Rust and a sort of renegade batch of Petunia and used (basically with a few teensy mods) Elizabeth's Percentage System and it kept me nice & cozy!
I saw SO many good sweaters, and shawls & accessories. I loved seeing Laura Nelkin wearing her Artichoke French and apparently so did lots of other people, because I ran out of Empire in semi-solid shades! There are more coming out of the dyepots everyday but your next chance to snag one will be at Vogue Knitting Live in Chicago.
At Vogue, I will have lots of both semi-solid & variegated Empire hanks and I'll also have copies of Ysolda's The Rhinebeck Sweater, which not only has Artichoke French but includes 11 other beautiful sweaters (I kind of want one of each).
Even better? The lovely Ysolda herself will be doing a book signing from 12:30-1:30 on Saturday 11/2 in my booth.
I've got a lot of dyeing to do before heading to Chicago so I better sign off for now!
Before I go I'll mention I have a few kits left for Twister and more coming to Chicago with me. A KAL is starting in my Ravelry group 11/15, it is a fun and pretty simple knit, I'd love for you to join us!