Sunday, October 22, 2006

Yet another Rhinebeck post

Are you tired of hearing all about what we did, bought and saw at Rhinebeck? Well, I've got yet another telling of the same old story.

Just about everything about the day was perfect. It was an ideal New England fall day, and we enjoyed our two hour ride to the Duchess County Fairgrounds.


Once we got our tickets, things became a bit of a blur. There was yarn, bloggers, yarn, sheep, yarn, money, yarn, bingo, yarn, food, yarn, wheels, yarn, needles, yarn . . . and, um, some yarn.

Then there was the meet-up at 1:00. We must have been a site to see, running around chanting "Are you a square? Me too! Who are you? Do I have you? Do you have me?" It was so much fun!!

I even got to rub shoulders with a celebrity!!!

I got to see some blog pals, and I might have bought some yarn.

I'm a little sore today from carrying around that heavy bag. I spent every last cent of "yarn money" I had saved up, but I didn't dip into my other spending money or put anything on a credit card, so I think I was pretty restrained!! What? You want to see a full picture of the loot?

Can't really tell what's there? That's because it isn't all for me. There are a few gifts and Walk-A-Thon prizes hiding in the pile. And since I shop using the "one to gift, one for me" method, I can't really go into details about what I bought. (Although sad to say, I didn't see any official "NY Sheep and Wool" tote-bags.)

We left about 10 minutes before closing time, exhausted and broke. We had a bit of a scare when Pea's "Service Engine Soon" light came on when we were still over an hour from home. Luckily, the car (and we) made it home safely. I'd say it was the Luck 'O the Rhinebeck!! And now, to knit up some new yarn and start saving my pennies for next year.

23 comments:

Dave said...

Sounds like a wonderful day! Very nice yarn haul, too. That green shiney stuff looks particularly yummy :-)

miss88keys said...

Yours is the first blog I subscribe to that has shared the Rhinebeck experience, so it was GREAT reading your post.

Looks like you had the best time, met & saw great people (I would've loved to have seen that shawl in person) & bought some wonderful items.

Thanks for sharing your day!

Confessions of a Knitting Diva said...

looks like it was a good time!! is that some hand dyed yarn next to the spin to knit book? love it!! glad you had a good time and the car didn't poop out on you!

Nancy said...

Sounds like a good time was had by all. I love the last picture "Stil Life - Yarn with...Hot Sauce?" :-)

Noeysmommy said...

How fun! I'm so jealous!! We don't have anything like that out here.

Katt said...

ooooooh look at all that goodness!!

Could you just give me a little hint as to which is mine? lol

Sound like you had a lot of fun!

Katt

Olga said...

Oooh, how fun! You lucky girl. Did Pea wait in the wine bar the whole time?

somebunnysloveDOTcom said...

What a fine day for Rhinebeck! I am determined to go one of these years!
=:8

Scoutj said...

Oh it looks like SUCH fun!!

yarnmaniac said...

I gotta go next year! Dh would def wait in the wine bar....

Sonya said...

Great Rhinebeck post! It sounds like one of those days that it would take a couple days to come down from. Your yarn haul looks yummy, especially the purply stuff on the left.

Lynne said...

Wait...is that hot sauce I see? Pretty good haul, Karen!

Kelly said...

It was great to finally get to meet you in person! Looks like you guys had a great time and you've got quite a nice haul there!

JessaLu said...

It was great to see you guys - sorry our visit was so short :o\

The_Add_Knitter said...

Looks like you had a blast! Thanks again for making me feel like a winner!;)

christine said...

Wow, thanks for the pictures. It's almost as good as being there. (ONE BIG FAT LIE)
Great picture of you and Kelly - and was the wedding shawl gorgeous or what?

How did Pea do with all those women?

Dipsy D. said...

Now, yours was actually the first Rhinebeck-story that I read today, and I thoroughly enjoyed it! Seems it's been such a fantastic day for you - I so loved all the pics you shared, it almost feels as if I've been there with you!

Stitchen for Kids said...

Sooooooooooo fun to see your pictures!! I think my friend, Stacey, is in the picture with the "famous" gal. I am glad you had fun and it was a perfect day!! I sure miss reading your blog. I really miss being able to do that during the work day but now they are tracking all the sights that we get on and I have to do all the fun stuff at home. Well, when am I supposed to knit?! I have something fun to talk to you about! I will e-mail you soon.

Kuka said...

I'm jealous too!
From all the stories I've been reading it sounds like it was great!
And fancy spotting Stephanie and the wedding shawl - i bet its even more stunning in the flesh (well, yarn hehe)

MissyJoon said...

You hadf a beautiful day, and it looked like it was so much fun! Next year, that's it! I am going!

Look at all those yummy additions to your stash!!!!!!! What is that, shawl pattern? And do I see some spinning in your future!?!?!!?!

knittinmom said...

Oh, that sounds like so much fun. Looks like you got some seriously good stuff! The hot sauce looks particularly good...

Zarzuela said...

Nice haul from the festival! It was nice to meet you too and I'm glad you had such a great time (especially since the car made it home!).

Jessica
http://zarzuelaknitsandcrochets.com/blog

Ragan said...

WOW!!! I am sure that you had a great time!!! How cold was it out there? Brrr....
How is the house coming along?

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