Friday, November 2, 2012


I hope everyone is safe and dry in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. What a week for the East Coast! I am still without power, but grateful to a good friend (and you know who you are) who has lent me power and hot showers over the past few days. The rumor is I will be getting power back late tomorrow. While the novelty of no TV, music, lights, water, heat and a toilet that flushes has worn off, I know that there a lot of people who have it a lot worse. My heart goes out to them in their time of need. I am really grateful that all of my friends are safe.

But enough about that! I know what you really want…to hear about Rhinebeck!

I had a great time in Rhinebeck. I really wanted to go this year, mostly because with some of the life changes that I am in the process of making, I wasn’t sure when I would get the chance to go again. Plus I hadn’t been in a few years.

A couple friends and I rented a car and drove up. The ride was full of good conversation, good music (we found a radio station that was having an 80’s marathon), knitting and beautiful scenery.

Rhinebeck 2012

Rhinebeck 2012

Once we got there, we quickly got consumed by all the yarn fumes and lost track of each other. Luckily, we have done this trip before and made a plan to meet for lunch with some other friends. It was so great to see so many of my friends enjoying the day. Unfortunately, I only took a few pictures of my friends and none when we were all together.

But I did manage to take lots of pictures of sheep!

Rhinebeck 2012

Rhinebeck 2012

Rhinebeck 2012

Rhinebeck 2012

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I also took some pictures of these rare breed of sheep:

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Rhinebeck 2012

I also had a few knitting celebrity sitting including YsoldaTeague, Clara Parks, Stephanie Pearl-McPhee (anyone else think she should change the spelling to Purl?) and Jess from Ravelry. When you think about it, it’s funny that we have our own little celebrities, isn’t it?

I know you really want to see pictures of the haul; however I have not had a chance to photograph everything. But needless to say, I made out pretty well. Lots of sock yarn, some lace weight, a very pretty DK in a green multi and a cute wrist bag. I hope to take pictures in the next few days (when I have power again) and will out them up then.

Knit on!