Roadtrip part one

Hello blog friends. It’s been a couple of weeks of crazy fun, and I can’t wait to share it all with you!

Firstly, Rhinebeck. In what has become an enviable tradition, Cooperative Press were once again ensconced in a cabin, deep in the woods at Lake Taghknic State Park. Shannon Okey, Stephannie Tallent, Heather Ordover, Anna Dalvi, Kate Atherly and I all bunked together, sharing roaring fires, roasted veggies and some rather spectacular wine. How can you not be inspired rooming with such august talent?


The woods surrounding the cabin were spectacular, although not as orange as I would have hoped. Actually, the whole fortnight out east, I noticed that the colors were not as bold as in previous years. I think the very wet spring has put paid to that. Regardless, it sure is a pretty part of the world!

Rhineveck was as marvelously wonderful as ever. Yarn, animals, people and food combined for a great time. Catching up with friends, petting the animals and squooshing the yarn is always the best of times.

There was a yarn that stood out amongst the masses. Fiber Optics yarns took the absolute prize for drawing me in and making me want to design NOW! Kimber’s chemistry background really make those colors pop. The light absolutely loves these yarns – they glow! With a booth right next to Bijou Basin, these booths should have got Best In Show for outright “numminess”!

I also got to finally get a hug from Traci, the brains behind the Great Rhody Yarn Crawl. I was thrilled to catch up in person. This girl is a dynamo! Can’t wait to see her again very soon. (watch this space for exciting news on that front)

Shannon and I were able to spend a down-day post Rhinebeck hanging around the town and then visiting Olana. This Persian home was built by Frederick Church high on a hill overlooking the Hudson. Although I took a gazillion photos, I think this one best illustrates just what a gem this place is. I can’t wait to head back there next year – perhaps a photo shoot is in order?

Well that’s part one of the round up. Tomorrow, I’ll wax lyrical about Maine and then onto StitchesEast.

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