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I know I’m a bit late posting this but here you go…
The weather at the Duchess County Fairgrounds this year was absolutely wonderful. And by that I mean it actually felt and looked like fall!
I think just about everyone takes a picture of this tree and why not, it never fails to amaze. The colors are always stunning.
So lets cut right to the chase:
There was much yarn to be had, although I must say I showed quite a bit of restraint this year. I picked up some yummy yarns from Holiday Yarns, Miss Babs, Lisa Souza (always) and Dragonfly Fibers (first time at Rhinebeck – please come back), I also picked up Laura Nelkin’s latest book, “Knockout Knits”, which she signed for me (yays!), a new gorgeous mug created by Stacey Stanhope and got an unexpected gift from my friend Holly (aka knitterotica) who’s friend makes these awesome pouches. I’ll be checking out her site soon!
And of course there are sheep:
Some like to remain undercover:
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Yes I know, yet another Rhinebeck roundup. Well what can I say, it’s a fun time and so here goes:
This year for me was all about meeting people. I had the opportunity to meet some of the folks I was looking for; it’s kind of hard to get to everyone because it’s such a big event and my husband (who took all but the yarn pix) and I were there for one day only this year.
I had the wonderful opportunity to meet someone I’ve been speaking with on Twitter quite a lot, Deborah AKA ObliviousKnits. She’s an incredibly nice person (and a great first name ;-)) and was a good friend when I needed to vent. She’s also a rockin’ great designer of lacy shawls which you can find on Ravelry. If you like shawls then you definitely must look her up. In fact, her Boleyn Shawl pattern is going to be my first foray into knitting real lace. I’m excited!
I also picked up some yarn that is hand dyed by Kim of AtKnitsEndYarns. She was a little camera shy that day so I don’t have a photo, perhaps next time.
She creates these absolutely incredible color combinations by dying yarn using Kool-Aid! Yup. Her colors are beautiful and vibrant and you should check out her Etsy Shop.
I had the amazing opportunity to meet Clara Parkes. What a nice lady. I have two of her books, “The Knitter’s Book of Yarn” and “The Knitter’s Book of Wool”. Both have been instrumental in helping me to understand yarn choices. She was genuinely touched when I told her how helpful they have and continue to be. And I was taken aback when she said she knew me! Wow! We’ve chatted on occasion on Twitter, but wow! By the time I got to the author’s table she was out of her latest, “The Knitter’s Book of Socks”. Oh well, a good thing for her right? Not so much for me but I’ll pick it up eventually. I was so happy to meet her I totally forgot to ask my husband to take a picture. Sigh.
And of course there were cute animals galore!
Okay so until next year when I hope to get there earlier and over to the author’s table sooner.
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