Rhinebeck was AMAZING! I know I keep saying that but it really was. I wasn’t really sure of what to expect and, to be honest, I was worried that this whole Rhinebeck adventure might be a little too crowded and overwhelming for me to handle. That was not the case at all – it was great fun!
Leading up to the weekend I had been religiously reading the Ravely forums to prepare myself. I knew I wanted to get some maple sugar cotton candy, that there would be lots and lots of fiber-y goodness and that (some) people dropped lots of dollars over the weekend!
Warning, picture heavy post ahead…
Katy picked me up at 7:00 am on Saturday, we picked up Yovani, got coffee, and we were off! Saturday was beautiful: sunny and warm and the foliage was spectacular. I think I may have uttered the phrase “nature’s splendor” at one point – ahem. The drive was scenic and passed quickly and we were at the fairgrounds by 11:00 am.
We got our bracelets and headed off into the wonderful, wool-y goodness. We didn’t have a plan so we found the bathrooms, checked out the sheep auction, and then started going back and forth between barns in some semblance of an order.
And cute animals:
We tried to go to the Ravelry party on Saturday night but the name of Riccardi’s Hideaway proved to be all too accurate. We spent at least an hour driving all over Kingston looking for it until we (d’oh) realized we could call them and ask for directions. By the time we found the place the giveaways were happening, the party was in full swing and we were carsick and tired. Oh well…
We stayed at the Skytop which was a little, ummmm funky. I woke up on Sunday morning to the dulcet tones of buckshot.
On Sunday, we ate a crazy-good breakfast at Deising’s (we’ll be back) and headed back to the fair to buy, buy, buy, buy, buy. Okay, Katy and Yovani bought on Saturday but I still needed to, and I think they both might have picked something up as well. An then we headed into the parking lot to take some pictures of our purchases on the hood of a white Toyota from New Jersey (as you do.)
And had a FO photo shoot.
* What a totally drunk lady asked us while we were in the bathroom at Riccardi’s. She couldn’t believe that the place had been taken over by knitters. It had both Katy and I in hysterics.