This past weekend was the annual New York Sheep and Wool Festival (“Rhinebeck”) weekend, and unlike the last 7 or 8 years or so, I was not in attendance this time. For a few reasons I decided to take a year off and let myself miss it – I’ve been fortunate enough to have made the Rhinebeck trip several times already, and this year I wanted to give myself the year off and put that travel money towards something else in 2018.
While I definitely missed seeing my American knitter friends who I always get to hug and hang with every other time at Rhinebeck, my sister and I made ourselves cozy in Toronto with some “Fake Rhinebeck” activities. We went out for tasty pizza dinner on Friday, knitted while hanging out in comfy pants, spent Saturday roaming Toronto for views of sheep (thanks, Riverdale farm!), tasty treats, and crafty supplies (thanks, Romni Wools and The Workroom!)
All in all it was a fun urban adventure day. Even though we could really do any of these things almost any time, it was fun to kind of ‘parallel program’ with all the knitterly folk doing the Rhinebeck fair at the same time. A sort of getaway without actually having a getaway. Makes me think of doing another day like this some time in the winter, too.
Anyway, turns out a weekend of knitting, craft community, and wine and cheese, is a great time even without having to travel far to get there. I fully endorse this message!
Have a great upcoming weekend my blog pals. Until next time!