Fun overload: Rhinebeck 2006

October 22nd, 2006

I went down to the NY Sheep and Wool festival this past weekend with Maya. It was fun to have a road trip- especially with all the pretty foliage and a fabulous driving partner. 🙂

The day was beautiful on Saturday- just a little crispy and lots of sun. There definitely seemed to be more of a crowd this year than last year- waay more families with kids. We barely got through the food line in time… they were huge for most of the day.

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Met up with Carrie at the blogger meetup- it was so nice to see you again, Carrie! Look at that fabulous Brooks Farm scarf. 🙂

We also reunited there with some our fabulous fiber festival clan- OneStitchShort Sarah, Carrieoke, Anne Marie, and Snargle Sarah. We had such a nice time together- it never ceases to amaze me how fun and comfortable it all is…. you guys are great. My stomach is still hurting from the laughing.

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We shopped til we dropped and then it was time to go refuel. We went to the restaurant next to our hotel and they had some super yummy cocktails and they also had the LARGEST portions that I have seen in a long time. Seriously huge.
Here is Anne Marie avoiding her sticky martini glass- too cute- and Carrie launching into her ribs. Big enough for ya? hehe She really did give it a good try but I think the ribs won. 😉

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Later on, we had a chance to try out one of my birthday presents from Casey. The fabulous Mama Bear swift and ball winder. (My swift is their cherry one- you can order it together with a ballwinder here.)

It is *really* nice to use- it has practically no drag and runs so smoothly. I got the hang of it after only a couple minutes- wee! Carrie loved the experience, as you can tell. 😉

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Didn’t go totally overboard this year with the yarn… two skeins of Morehouse Merino laceweight for the Melody shawl/ scarf.

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Maya, myself and Allison all got the same red colorway to make that shawl… we were laughing about having a copycat knitalong. 🙂
As a side note- Allison and Joanna are the cutest pregnant ladies ever.

Some Brooks Farm in a beautiful green colorway and some Merino/ silk and Coriedale roving for my drop spindle.
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Bob is super good helper. He really wanted to be in on the photo shoot. I think he thinks the camera is just one of his toys. He is so used to me taking his picture that he just stood there next to the yarn the entire time. hehe

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14 Responses to “Fun overload: Rhinebeck 2006”

  1. scout Says:

    Looks like such fun!!

  2. Jenny Says:

    Fun times! I’m sad I couldn’t go, but I didn’t want to fly while preggers. Happy birthday also!

  3. Moe Says:

    So jealous. We need a fibre festival like Rhinebeck up here in Canada (but earlier in the year – it is freezing out right now). Hi Bob!

  4. Carrie Says:

    So. Much. Fun. It was so good to see you, girlie! We must do it again soon!

  5. maya Says:

    Good times! Thanks again for driving. I’m regretting not doing some reading in the car–I’m paying for it today. 😉

  6. Betsy Says:

    YEA it looks like you all had a blast as is typical!!!!!!!!!

    Bob is soooooo CUTE!!!!!!!!

  7. carrie m Says:

    it was so, so great to see you guys again! i’m sorry that i missed out on that dinner — ribs AND martinis? maybe next year …
    i think i need to start laying blatant hints about a swift for christmas. my current system is very ghetto.

  8. Dorothy B Says:

    Looks like you had a great time and got some great stuff.

    Bob is the cutest dog ever.

  9. Adam Says:

    Great yarns, I really wish I could have made it to the Taos Wool Festival to buy some Brooks Farm, their stuff is gorgeous. And I wish that I could get my Emma to stand still when I pull out the camera. She absolutely hates having her picture taken, so she hides from me when I turn on the camera. Just make sure Bob doesn’t try to steal your yarn!

  10. Kim P Says:

    Rhinebeck was so amazing this year. The meet-up blew me away there were so many people. Sadly, did not get to meet you. Maybe next year. I admire your restraint in the yarn buying.

  11. Steph VW Says:

    The cuteness of Bob almost distracted me from the gorgeous yarn. Looks like you had a great time. I’m saving my pennies for Rhinebeck 2007.

  12. Kat with a K Says:

    Oooh, looks like fun! I hope to make it next year.

  13. Sarah Says:

    SO much fun! And Bob is so cute!!! Good times 🙂

  14. jessica~ Says:

    Looks like such a great time – great photos! Bob is so dang cute!