Wednesday, October 24, 2012

We have a winner!!!

I put the number of comments in the random number generator and came up a winner!!!!

The two skeins of merino dk in "fields of summer"

go to - wait for it -


Congratulations Cailin!!!

My email is periwinklekarinATgmailDOTcom -- please send me your address, I appreciate it!

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Rhinebeck 2012 / Saturday

It was a great day.

From arriving at 7 am (after being chauffeured by Iryth's husband Joe, including all the yarn)

to the sun coming up

to seeing Ysolda Teague and Mary Heather and their friend walk by ( I really hope it is them because i have a shyness when it comes to finding out if it is really them and maybe they are impersonators--)

to the line in front of our neighbor (Jenny the Potter!) forming

(This is the pottery booth before opening. It was empty two hours later.)

(some Periwinkle Sheep yarn before opening)

(Sliver Moon Farm yarn --- lots of it!!!! Ready for customers!!)

to the line at the gates just before 9 am

to the empty barns awaiting alll the knitters

AND Leila coming to visit again this year!! With her own sweater WIP!!!
(She brought Kay a beautiful origami wreath that turns from star to wreath and back again.)

To our star cash out team Iryth and Denise, who took care of customers the entire day

to counting all the Color Affections

 meeting Sarah (who came all the way from Michigan) from my ravelry group
 and Mary Ellen from my ravelry group (who had been trying for three years running to find me at the festival and it finally happened)

to dear friends coming to visit, bringing a fresh baked knitting celebrity, Celeste Young, second from left -

to amazing hand sewn outfits

and a Glenna C. fan club, with Glenna C herself

to professional Diggers for Yarn

and the lovely trees again in the evening --

it was a glorious wonderful day.

Tomorrow you will hear about how Iryth's husband Joe is helping me all weekend and also hopefully I will get to tour the festival a bit.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Holla Knits Accessories Fall 2012

Have you seen??

A little beaded shrug designed by Teresa Gregorio of Canary Knits + made with my merino d k in  "fields of summer" --
a very lively green so named by a little Irish boy once he saw the color.

Thank you ever so much to Allyson Dykhuisen of Holla Knits for including my yarn in the collection!! Thank you Teresa for loving my yarn!

Leave a comment here by Sunday night, and I will give away 2 skeins of this yarn and colorway after Rhinebeck. One entry per person please. :)

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Rhinebeck 2012 colorway

Here it is, fresh from the dyepots today, not a minute too soon.

Rhinebeck 2012 in WINK. 

There will only be 50 skeins available. Special price too, at $25 (instead of $28).

 See you at the festival!! I'll once again be with Sliver Moon Farm at booth number 27 A 10, same spot as always.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Rhinebeck 2011

You read that right.

This is what the Sunday of Rhinebeck looked like last year. I never posted about it, but thought that now would be a good time to do so! It'll help you get into that anticipatory mood even more. ;)