Monday, October 20, 2008

Yarn and Fiber causes colds?

Nope, I know it's not true.  Sure, I'm on the couch suffering from a cold - but it can't be from Rhinebeck, can it?  Ah well, even if my cold was caused by Fiber Overload, it was worth it!  Here's a quick rendition of my day, in pictures.

The ride up is always nice, with little traffic and wonderful scenery.  

Okay, maybe Pea looks like he was dreading the day!!

First stop (after a frantic run to the Ladies Room after drinking a large coffee on the way up) was The Fold booth, and it's wall of Socks That Rock!!


I managed to find a few that wanted to come home with me.


Where to go next? I know, lunch!! Mmmm, pierogies. My Polish knitting grandmother would approve!


We saw this little bunny. He was so cute I was tempted to bring him home with us.


The rest of the afternoon? Yarn, yarn . . .
. . . and more yarn.

And some wine tasting for Sweetpea. You don't think he goes to Rhinebeck for the yarn, do you?


And now, I'm stuck on the couch with a stuffy head, a sore throat, and plenty of aches. So does yarn and fiber cause colds? Maybe it does. But I don't mind. I simply take a look at the skeins that followed me home . . .

and I know I'd do it all again in a heartbeat!!

What other knitters did I bump into in my travels?  Details on my February Lady Sweater?  More about all the yarn I bought? Let's save that for next time - after I've had more chicken soup and rest.

21 comments:

Qutecowgirl said...

Hey You! I couldn't find you among the almost 30000 people on saturday. =) Was it not crazy!!. By the time we got to the fold booth the line was about 2 miles long and there was slim pickings. But I still got plenty of good stuff.

I saw that bunny too! I so wanted to take him home too.

Funny thing, Hubby now has a bad cold too. Maybe colds are caused by ODing on fiber fumes?

=)

guiltypleasures said...

Bummer about the cold, but even it it were caused from Rhinebeck, wouldn't it be worth it?

Looks like a great day! I can't wait to see the details regarding all that yarn and your sweater.

cpurl17 said...

I hope the cold is gone soon!!

Looks like you had great time tho'

KeanaLee said...

It looks so fun there! I wish I could have gone, maybe next year! I love all of the yarn! YOWZA!

Zonda said...

Thank Pea for the "in action" pictures!! Almost as good as being there! Can't wait to see the close ups of the yarns!! FLS looks great from what I can see ;) Feel better soon!

Kathy said...

Oh whats a little cold for all that yarn???? Keep your sugars in check honey!

Sourire11 said...

I hope you feel better soon! And that is a serious yarn haul. Totally worth it.

btw the Feb. Lady Sweater is beautiful!

Happyplace. said...

Rhinebeck AND pierogi, man you know how to LIVE!!
Coincidentally, while you were eating pierogi, I made galumpki. We ate them on Sunday, yum!
I'm waiting patiently (NOT) for yarn details...tap, tap, tap....
I also have a cold, must be that time of year.
Pre-Flu, I'm calling it.

Melissa said...

Looks like you got some great yarn! Hope you feel better soon. Johnson's vapor bath (about 1/2 bottle) always makes me feel better.

Heide said...

Your sweater is gorgeous and it looks like you had a marvelous time. The stash is enviable... I licked my monitor. Hope you feel better soon.

The A.D.D. Knitter said...

How have I missed your blog updating?! Glad you enjoyed Rhinebeck and the insanity of the Fold booth:)

knitseashore said...

Sorry you are feeling under the weather, but does that mean more knitting time with the new yarn??? :)

Somehow I missed the Fold booth, but at least I actually bought yarn this year. Usually I don't know where to start.

jessica said...

Looks like the perfect day... sick or not! Can't wait to here all the other news and details from you new stash!!!

noeysmommy said...

Looks like fun! Sorry you're not feeling well. Your sweater looks so pretty on you! Makes me want to start mine right now!

Sonya said...

Your FLS looks fabulous out there in the wild! Sorry you're feeling poorly, but judging by that yarn haul, it was probably worth it. ;o)

Lorie M. said...

Now that is a day well spent! I think lack of yarn causes colds!
:-) Your sweater is really cute!

Anonymous said...

expect a spoooooooooooooky package in the mail soon.

:)

Jennifer said...

How fun!!! I hope you feel better soon.

Jessica said...

Feel better! Glad we got to say hello, even for just a second. I don't think the fiber causes colds, but the crazy does! ;) Looks like you had a good time. Can't wait for more details. :)

amandacathleen said...

I had a cold after Rhinebeck too, my darling children shared their germies with me! Looks like you did well and lots of beautiful yarn followed you home

Ragan Knits etc... said...

Who can be sick when staring at all that lovely yarn???
:-)
Ahhhh...
jealous much?...why yes, yes I am.

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