Yesterday, I dragged my ever patient husband to knitter's mecca - otherwise known as Rhinebeck. It was my first time going to Rhinebeck, or to any yarn festival for that matter, and I admit I was a little overwhelmed. We gave a ride to Julia and Sandra
; and once there, we met up with Stephanie
, Yarnmonster Jess
, FigandPlum Jess
, and Nancy. Unfortunately, I'm suffering from some sort of food allergy that's made me break out in hives so I wasn't really up for touching yarn and fiber. Fortunately, that meant that I managed to leave Rhinebeck without a single purchase
. I think if I had felt better, I could have done some damage because there was a lot of gorgeous fiber there - oh well, there's always next year, right? Many Ravelers have already put up their purchases on their Stash page today (you guys are so fast!); so at least I'm able to shop vicariously through them. Instead, my husband and I went to the animal tents and saw a 4 day old baby lamb:
and all types of alpacas including Be-Bop here:
It was also a lot of fun to play name the knit since many festival-goers broke out their best handknits for the chilly autumn weather. I saw a lot of Tangled Yokes (including Jess'
gorgeous versions), Wisterias, Clapotis, Central Park Hoodies, etc, etc.
I also saw my first design in the wild - the Apres Surf Hoodie that Julia of Knitterly Things
made. She told me that there was someone wearing the Riding to Avalon Hoodie, but I didn't see her :(.
We also stopped briefly at the Ravelry party which was packed with knitters and looked to be very lively. All in all a very overwhelming, but fun day!