nido’s visit to Rhinebeck this year was nothing short of awesome! The New York Sheep and Wool Festival never disappoints, but this year the weather was amazing and we got to meet up with old friends and new.
Friday, we made it over to Indie Untangled to check out Magpie Fibers, YOTH Yarns, and the many other incredible, independent dyers and designers. The array of color and fiber offerings truly had us wanting it all!! For those who didn’t make it to the show, we did bring home some beautiful new colorways of Magpie fibers Swanky DK and YOTH’s Father that are already on nido shelves.
Saturday, we arrived to Rhinebeck early to get a head start on our vendor list. First stop, Pom Pom Magazine! We love visiting with the incredible designers featured in their issues and this year we were able to snag the not-yet-released Winter 2016 issue: Reflections! Thanks to Kiyomi Burgin and Sachiko Burgin for signing our copies and for creating such beautiful pieces in the new issue. We are in love with Kiyoimi’s Fragmentation Hat, a geometric gradient design worked from different shades of sock yarn. Check out Sachiko’s beautiful Cesium Pullover out of Green Mountain Spinnery Mountain Mohair showcasing a beautiful cable design.
The newest issue will be hitting nido shelves early November. In addition, Pom Pom’s newest book, Take Heart from Fiona Alice, will also be arriving! This new book features accessories using yarns from locally owned British & Canadian companies. It is a beautiful publication we are looking forward to having in the shop!
From booth to booth, we made our way around the fairgrounds to check out yarns from across the country. Of course we made sure to munch on some delicious cider donuts while doing so!
We had the pleasure of meeting Andrea Mowry of Drea Renee Knits, the designer of the Sheltered Poncho, the pattern for our #ShelteredNidoKAL. She was the sweetest gal adorning her lovely designs, taking a second to give us some great sizing pointers for our ponchos. So nice to meet you, Andrea!
It was great to see friends from the nido community who made it to Rhinebeck! Not to mention, hanging out with Stephen West!! Saturday evening, we made it to Jill Draper Makes Stuff‘s Open Studio for an incredible evening of fiber treats. Not only was her studio warmly filled with her vibrant yarns, but Stephen West was signing his new book, Westknits Best Knits. In his words, “Keep on Knittin’ Kitten!”