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I think, for the first time, I wasn’t overwhelmed by the big-ness of Rhinebeck. I went in planning to have an enjoyable time and hang out with some awesome kntters, and buy some pretty things along the way, and that’s what I did. I rode down with a great van-load of Canadian knitters and stayed with a house-load of American ones. It has been a weekend of yarn-related crazy and gathering, in a good way.

Ann, who bought a fleece at Rhinebeck last year, was wearing the sweater that she had knitted from the yarn she had spun from the fleece she bought at Rhinebeck last year. I think she wins.

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But then Stacey (new curly-haired sister-friend) also wins, because she broke her foot last Wednesday and still came. Elspeth made sure she got her scooter. She was pretty slick, zipping around the fairgrounds in style.

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Today I ended up meeting up with Sandi at lunch time. She had the garlic dog, I had the deep fried mushrooms.

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We looked at spindles and fibre, she wore some fibre on her head like a crown, you know, as one does.

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The sheeps (and goats) were sheepy (and goaty?)…

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Emily bought her body weight in Briar Rose yarn…

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We went to the Ravelry meetup and the internet came to life before my very eyes, and Gwen got her first Ravelry button…

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A bunch of us played blogger/Ravelry bingo…

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Jo bought all the spinning fibres…

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There were yarn-related things that weren’t yarn…

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Because I was there for 2 days and not just 1 this time, there was even a bit of time for sitting and knitting…

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And then, it was over. Thanks, Rhinebeck!

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22 comments

  1. Someday. ::sigh:: Someday… Glad you had a great time.

  2. Wow! I feel so honored to be featured in your Rhinebeck post two years running! So wonderful to spend time with you this year. I miss you all already!

  3. Val Champ · ·

    I will be there next year…for sure…it looked like lots of fun.

  4. barefootrooster · ·

    lovely. looks like you enjoyed it enough for me too. thanks!

  5. It was such a lovely, lovely year, wasn’t it?

  6. Rhinebeck is beautiful this time of year. It looks like it was a lot of fun. I hope I can come up next year.

  7. This makes me miss my home. Im from just a little south of there. Im glad you were able to come to NY and enjoy the beautiful fall and the wonderful fair.

  8. ::wishful sigh::

  9. Looks like it was brilliant!! Love the project you were working on in the above photo, by the way.

  10. I was there on Saturday but didn’t make it to the meetup; maybe next year! But it was a beautiful day wasn’t it?

  11. Looks like you had a great time. I was supposed to be there😦 But 30 weeks pregnant and some pregnancy restrictions kept me home this time.

  12. Oh man, it looks like you guys had a brilliant time. One of these years, I’ll go, too. . .

  13. That looks like so much fun!! I am so jealous!

  14. What fun! I hope to get there one of these years…

  15. I love your recaps! And I LOVE your boots!

  16. Perfect weather on top of it all! So glad to see you had a great time once again!

  17. What a wonderful weekend you had. Those threes look gorgeous still yet.

  18. I’m pretty sure I saw Ann😀 I commented on how cute her sweater was!!

  19. That picture of me makes me laugh. I look so very maniacal.

  20. Please let Anne know that my friend and I saw her garter yoke from a distance several times and commented on it every time. It’s a beautiful sweater!

  21. What a lovely knitting event. I’m quite jealous!

  22. Dang… after all of these years, my friend nudging me to consider Rhinebeck, you pushed me to the brink. Rhinebeck or bust, 2011!

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