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I live in Marblehead, MA and love to knit and spin!  I host the Knitting by the Sea podcast on YouTube.  I am Saratogaknitting on Ravelry and Instagram!

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Rhinebeck Recovery

What a day, what a day . . . It was the most fun I have had in a long time! There were 2 buses from our LYS ready to go Saturday morning. Once we were on our way, the needles came out and the discussions started. It was so much fun to oogle other folks projects! And I was teaching Tracey the Magic Loop method for her first pair of socks, so there were lots of questions about how I was knitting!

The weather was absolutely PERFECT! And the people there were lovely! Everyone seemed to be wearing their own handknits, whether sweaters or shawls or scarves or hats, etc. I had my Market Bag with me and kept having people stop to compliment me on it! What fun!

Tracey (this is her posing by the angora bunny) and I made the rounds and still did not have a chance to see it all. Unbelievable. I was able to purchase a wonderful skein of Briar Rose sock yarn, 2 packs of Merino roving, and a gift for my Secret Pal. I was able to find just what I wanted. But boy, could you spend some serious $$$ if you wanted to.

The animals were wonderful too. Lots of llamas, sheep, bunnies and a sheep herding demonstration! I've never seen border collies working live, so that was quite a treat!

But the best part of the day was running into Wendy and Christina of the Knitty D and the City Podcast!!!!! I recognized Wendy and can hardly believe I was bold enough to go right up to her and say hello! They were both so nice AND Wendy whipped out her IRiver and asked if we WANTED TO BE INTERVIEWED FOR THE PODCAST!!! So we were! Not sure if we'll make the final cut - but I'll be sure to post when the episode comes out! I have to say it felt a little like meeting rock stars! And they talke to US!!!! That really made my day - and that happened early in the day!

As you can imagine, by the end of the day we were EXHAUSTED! We did not score any Socks That Rock, but were able to get our share of goodies. Maybe next year we'll bring our daughters and stay overnight. One way or another, I can't wait!


KnittingKnirvana said...

I agree!! It lived up to all my expectations and they were pretty darned high!! Wasn't it fun running into "stars"? I got up my nerve and talked to one, too. I can hardly wait until next year!

Anonymous said...

Looks like you had a great time! Those sheep with the bandanas are so cute. I got a few things for you today! ~ SP9

Stephanie said...

I'm so sad I'm in the midwest --- Rhinebeck just wasn't in the plans for a quick weekend trip this year.

I love that you roadtripped with your LYS pals --- what a great idea!

Nora said...

We don't have anything remotely similar here (Sydney, Australia)! Such a drag...

Midnight2sticks said...

Great recap of Rhinebeck!
Thanks for commenting on my blog about the cashmere-the Irish Hiking scarf would be great-but of course I am incredibly impatient and cast on later that night in brioche stitch!


Nora said...

Just letting u know that ELFINE'S SOCKS made it to our short-list! Amethyst has left you a reply in my comments section. Thanks for entering and good luck. x

Rain said...

It looks and sounds like you had a fantastic time. I'll have to listen out for you in the podcast.

Faith said...

Glad that your day was great! Thanks for the pictures. I really hope that I will be able to make it one of these years. =)