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Mohair, Mohair, and More Mohair


Mohair, Mohair, and More Mohair
My Yarn Haul from Rhinebeck



Here's my 2007 haul from the New York State Sheep and Wool Festival in Rhinebeck, NY. It's fitting, I guess. Two years ago, it was the purchase of several skeins of mohair at Rhinebeck that turned me into a knitter. What's another 3,800+ yards of mohair between friends?

I didn't set out to buy mohair yesterday. I already had well over 10,000 yards of the fuzzy wool in my stash. But I kept being attracted to skeins of multi-toned mohair more than the multitude of other yarns on sale, and when I kept thinking about a particular 1-pound hank after two other mohair purchases, I decided to just go along with the fuzzy yarn theme that had emerged. Other purchases included 4 jars of spiced maple rub, a stone bowl, a denim shirt, an Icelandic sheepskin to delight bare feet as I get out of bed, some sheep's milk cheese, maple cotton candy, and a couple of gifts. Given the size of my stash, it would have been fine if I'd left the fairgrounds without any yarn at all. Utterly bizarre, yes, but fine. My comparatively modest purchases were also fine. Now all I need is more time to knit it all up.

Clicking on the picture of the yarn will take you to my new "Around New England" gallery, which also includes shots taken last week of the Ultraman Hugo visiting the NESFA Clubhouse, and one of the studio shots benveniste took of me holding the award.

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bovil
Oct. 22nd, 2007 04:32 am (UTC)
I already had well over 10,000 yards of the fuzzy wool in my stash.

Sounds like you need a felting machine...
(Anonymous)
Oct. 22nd, 2007 06:28 am (UTC)
sheep n wool
Beautiful colors...I considered, nay even stroked some but couldn't figure out what to make with the fuzzy stuff!
(Anonymous)
Oct. 22nd, 2007 06:32 am (UTC)
sheep n wool
Beautiful colors...I considered, nay even stroked some but couldn't figure out what to make with the fuzzy stuff! http://knithouse.blogspot.com/
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randy_byers
Oct. 22nd, 2007 03:25 pm (UTC)
That picture of Ultraman and Mr. G totally makes my day!
mjlayman
Oct. 22nd, 2007 10:41 pm (UTC)
Hey, pictures of Kip, Cathy, and Sarah's house!

I love the feel of mohair, but if I feel it too long, I get welts. No wool for me.
sennex
Oct. 23rd, 2007 09:39 pm (UTC)
Hey, you look good holding a Hugo
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