Rhinebeck is a fiber/yarn festival in NY and I have wanted to go for so many years. My problem (which really isn’t a problem at all) is that I wouldn’t go alone. Vince’s brother lives near there so if we went together, he could also visit his brother. But . . if we went together, he’d have an idea of what I buy and therefore, I’m never going to Rhinebeck!
This year, the huge Rhinebeck festival didn’t happen because of Covid but many vendors got together and did an online version, including special Rhinebeck colors of yarn and special Rhinebeck . . well . . specials!
I’ve mentioned before how much I love Miss Babs’ yarn. I love her as a person (what I know of her), I love how nice and helpful the staff are and I love the yarn. I didn’t need to think twice when I saw the Miss Babs special Rhinebeck colorways, which arrived yesterday.
Before we get into yarn talk . . don’t you love my little turkey salt and pepper shakers?
The purple in the middle is not a Rhinebeck colorway. It’s Fig, which is really close to the perfect purple for me. It’s a bit reddish, pinkish, grayish violet (not as purple as it looks in the picture). A number of years ago I made a sweater using this color in a heavier weight yarn but Miss Babs has a new base called Sonatina, which they say “available for a limited time only”. You know what that does to us collectors of anything – we buy it while we can. The yarn is 75% superwash merino/25% nylon but it is “lofty” and I love that for shawls, scarves, cowls, etc.
I bought each of the Rhinebeck colorways in Sonatina also.
This color is Apple Season and it has much more pink/deep pink, and less reddish pink than the photo shows.
This one is also Sonatina and the color is Virtual Iris. So pretty!
Yowza is probably my all time favorite yarn and I bought that in Virtual Iris too.
Knit faster, Judy . . knit faster! And whatever you do . . never pack up the yarn and move again! 🙂