Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Rhinebeck Rundown

My first Rhinebeck trip was quite an experience! It was a gorgeous weekend, the weather cooperated wonderfully, I saw more yarn and fiber in one place than I ever have in my whole life, and I got to spend some time with my real-life-knitter-friends-from-college Bridgit and Jeremie. Yay all around! Now, prepare for lots and lots of photos...

Parting words from the Fiasco. It was difficult to follow them, but I did.
We're here! We're here!
Our first stop was The Fold, to get some Blue Moon Fiber Arts goodies before it became too packed.
Next we stopped by the Burgis Brook Alpacas booth to see my new hat pattern in action, yay!
Then it was Cephalopod Yarns time! Meet Sarah, dyer extraordinaire
And say hi to Jeremie and Bridgit, looking cheerful during our very long wait in the CY line!
Also meet Marianne, a wonderful  friend from the SG/CY/VG boards whom I was very glad to finally see in person.
Enough people, now sheep! Hello, Romney.
Blue Faced Leicester, I love your wool!
Why so serious?
A friendly Finnsheep.
I must have Pygora goats someday!
I coveted this Sheep Incognito artwork, it was great.
There were 3 of these giant buildings and about 10 barns CHOCK FULL of yarn and fiber.
A pair of rather unhappy llamas...
And tents with even more goods strewn between buildings.
Pretty weaving.
A very nice pan flute band.
Some of the gorgeous creations entered for judging.
I adored this picture!
Too many cute things...
There were so many things to see, these photos only covered a small portion of it, but I hope I captured the feel of what it was like. In short, it was wonderful, and I hope I get to go back someday.


  1. It looks like you had a wonderful time! I can imagine it was hard to not buy a sheep, or a llama! I am glad to see that you had such a fun time! :)

    1. It was awesome! Well worth the anticipation, too.

  2. I need to go Rhineback... I'd better start planning for next year!

  3. Seeing the pictures of the sheep paintings is inspiring. Maybe someday I'll be there with my spindle drawings :). Anyways, it looks like you had a blast! I am so jealous!

  4. Great photos! I love the "Don't Buy a Sheep!" reminder: sometimes I feel like I need one of those, too, especially when the sheep are doing cute things. :) And I totally agree: if we're both there next year (and, really, only the apocalypse could keep me away), a meetup should definitely be in the works. Glad your first Rhinebeck was a smashing success! :)

    1. Someday, someday, I will buy a sheep, and he won't be able to stop me! Mwahaha. :)

  5. I think it's funny that you would need the explicit instructions of, "Don't buy a sheep."
    So the next question is, how much damage did you do to your wallet?


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