…I was getting ready to go to the first day of RHINEBECK! This week, though short, has been awfully long.
My motto this year – go big or go home. See, I went to Rhinebeck after having been on a yarn diet since SPA in February. I have a big stash and I’m a slow knitter so I need to knit before I buy. I know that yarn diets are supposed to be these terrible things, but mine wasn’t too bad – I honestly wasn’t tempted much during the last eight months and only broke the diet twice – once to buy some alpaca in March and once, just a few weeks ago, to buy some Malabrigo lace. I didn’t feel “bad” about either of these purchases or about breaking my diet – I am not the type of person who places value judgements on things like shopping – I pay my bills, I save, I’m not particularly spendthrift so if I have the money and I want something, well, I buy it.
That was where I was at when I headed out to NY for the weekend – I had a nice amount of money to spend (my savings at work!) but nothing I really needed to buy. So I decided that I was just going to buy something really fancy – something I probably wouldn’t buy on a regular trip to my LYS. Maybe some cashmere, maybe some silk, maybe some qiviuk… Guess what won?
Yes, the qiviuk! I love it and can’t wait to start knitting with it! I’ve been knitting like a fiend on my current WIP because I want to finish. it. up. and move on to the fancy. I have 654 yards and I think it’ll become a longer Alhambra.
The only dark spot on the entire weekend – no fried pickles or fried garlic. Oh, well there’s always next year – plans are already in the works – yipiee!