Let’s break it down.
In chronological order of purchase:
Brooklyn Tweed Shelter in “Hay Loft”: I made a beeline for the Harrisville booth as soon as I got my Jennie the Potter mug. I knew they would have Brooklyn Tweed yarn, and I needed it for my Twigs and Willows cardigan pattern.
Harrisville Designs Shetland: Once at the Harrisville booth, I couldn’t leave without some of the Harrisville Shetland for the Catkin pullover!
O-Wool Classic 2-Ply: I checked out O-Wool and then left the barn, thinking that I’d go back later in the day. I turned around halfway down the path, because that was a crazy idea! Who knows what colours they’d have left by the end of the day? (Good call on my part, as they did run out of some colours at the end of Saturday.) This fingering weight yarn will magically become the Perianth mittens.
O-Wool Local: This was my first unplanned purchase. The O-Wool booth had a trendy-looking scarf (the Blue Bell Hill Scarf) on display, and I wanted to knit that scarf. I wanted to knit that scarf in all sorts of colours, but these were the ones I chose.
Freia Ombré in “Lichen”: I wasn’t expecting to see this pricy cake of yarn at Rhinebeck, but a vendor did have a small selection. I’d been admiring Freia’s long colourways on Ravelry for awhile now, so I decided to go for it. I saw someone wearing this made up into a hat in this exact colourway, but I might make a cowl.
Miss Babs Yowza – Whatta Skein! in “Rainforest”: I wasn’t planning on buying two colourways from Miss Babs. I really wasn’t. But I did. And it was worth it. I was thinking I’d make the Gelsomina Aran with this, but I think that pattern would look nicer in a tweedy yarn. My two skeins of Rainforest will likely end up as a lace or cable (or lace and cable) cardigan.
Even more Miss Babs Yowza – Whatta Skein! in “Dance Moves”: Look at that purple! I just got into the Miss Babs line with my knitting buddies and look where that got me. I’m hoping this will become a Nanook.
Cephalopod Beastie in “The Colour Out of Space”: These four skeins were packaged together due to variances in yardage. I saw it at the end of Saturday and said I’d buy it on Sunday if it was still there. It was still there. Those Cephalopod colourways are spectacular! I wish I had enough for a sweater’s worth, but I think I’ll be making a shrug out of this. Something that I can wear on a regular basis and show off to people, because I’m in love with this variegated green.
To conclude: I have a lot of knitting to do.