What a perfect place for a Fall wool festival!! Rhinebeck, New York did not disappoint. The color was as spectacular on the ground as on the trees. It was wonderful to see children playing in natures beauty. I even caught a little guy in a beautiful Baby Surprise Jacket.
It was a r e a l l y long day, but worth it in so many ways. I saw tons of glorious sweaters, shawls, scarfs and hats. Everywhere I looked I was just in awe of all the beautiful knits.
I took this picture while in line for the Cider Donuts, which were well worth the wait!
I have to laugh because I said to a few folks like Laura Nelkin, I’ll see you there, when frankly it’s hard enough to stay with the people you came with never mind actually finding someone. But I did literally run into someone and my day, week, year, was made….
Me and The Yarn Harlot
The look on my face pretty much said it all. There was a moment captured with any ugly cry on my part. I am such a goof. But seriously, what were the odds?
I got to see some lovely alpacas and even a nun with a goat. Yes, you read that right. A nun with a goat. Too surprised to get a picture of that.
I had a wonderful time and have great memories and photos and hope to go back next year, but for the whole weekend.
Here is a group shot of the group of knitters and friends I went with.
Thank you Rhinebeck for the wonderful day! I sure hope we meet again next year!
Happy knitting people!!
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Tagged alpaca, Fall, fiber, friends, Knitting, Laura Nelkin, New York, Rhinebeck, The Cast Ons, wool, yarn, Yarn Harlot
It has been a very difficult week around here.
Fourth grade homework had reduced most of us to tears! Why, I do not know, but what should only take 20 minutes is taking 2 hours and I am thinking that I might have a serious drinking problem by the end of the year!! :-p
Anyway, I finished my Line Break and it is blocking nicley. My bind off was a tad tight in spots, can’t imagine why???
So yesterday I was catching up on The Yarn Harlot’s blogs because life has been to crazy to sit back and enjoy much. Sometimes things happen for a reason, a really good reason in fact. I noticed that they were doing the retreat in Port Ludlow, WA and were looking for vendors and I shot them a rather inpulsive email offereing up my goodies and SHE wrote back, thanking me for my generosity and several more emails to a very thrilled ME!!! For those of you who know me, she is a big deal in my life. I love her blog and admire how she lives her life and takes her knitting everywhere she goes. This is a big freaking deal. My yarn will be in hands of all those creative knitters and instructors! LET THE HAPPY DANCE BEGIN !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I am contemplating something completely exclusive for them and especially Ms. Stephanie herself. I will dazzle them Yankee style!!! So, yes, you bet, I am doing the happy dance all over the house, in the car, while doing the laundry even while walking (dancing) the dog. It’s all so darn good!
Happy Weekend and Happy Knitting!