Well, I really don’t know where to start, it was an extravaganza of fun, fiber, fall splendor and frenetic laughter. (apologies for the alliteration, it seemed somewhat apt.)

Amy, Adrianne, Martha, Shannon and I had a blast on the drive down, although Shannon had to work, and we took a break for her to do a remote podcast with Vickie Howell. Our hotel was truly delicious and our room was the best ever!

I think I was up before 5 on Saturday, so eager was I to hit the festival. We got there nice and early, in plenty of time to walk right into Blue Moon Fibers and score some fairly wicked socks that rock. I got a darling skein of Pond Scum, which I’m pairing with a lovely chocolate brown to make Eunny’s Endpaper Mitts. I can’t wait to start them, although I think they will be my christmas vacation project – something to really look forward to.

As always at Rhinebeck, the food was something I was really looking forward to and it really didn’t disappoint this year. I devoured some utterly delicious lamb chops – very fresh and tender. yummy. I miss eating lamb. Back in England, it was so easy to get good quality fresh lamb, here – not so much. So this was a rare treat! It seemed busier than last year, but it didn’t feel crowded. There was so much to see, so much to do, so many people to talk to. It was lovely just to sit and watch everyone having a blast!

I got to meet up with the delightful Amy O’Neill Houck, along with her mom and daughter – three generations of wonderful women.

I was thrilled to finally meet Jess from Ravelry, she was so gracious, on what must have been an incredibly stressful day – what a babe! And absolutely, the hostess with the mostest – the party was awesome – free bar? wow! I may have indulged somewhat, however, I was in very good company!

Other highlights of the weekend include scoring some wicked yarn for my tech bag, along with some stunningly soft alpaca for a certain someone who always complains I don’t knit for him. I don’t think I’ve giggled so much for a long time – thanks ladies for an awesome weekend. Can’t wait for next year!


  1. Adrianne

    The scarf turned out so beautifully! It’s really amazing how once you find just the right pattern or stitch it brings out the best in a yarn.

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