19 October 2008

Rhinebeck 2008

My camera has exactly 2 photos on it from the festival, neither of which turned out well. I know that Scout will have some pics, and Carol has one of the most "interesting" experience I had this year. Suffice to say it was busy, which is a very good thing for us as vendors, albeit a bit rough on the feets. As always, though, the best part about Rhinebeck is seeing wonderful, dear people who have become part of our world - most of whom we see far too infrequently. We were especially grateful to Stephen and Sean for all their help over the weekend, even if Stephen isn't going to be able to come visit Tuck.

The second best part was the gorgeous black Shetland fleece that I bought. That one's going to be blended with my Juliette fleece and made into luscious, dark chocolate yarn I can make into sweaters, because I'm so worth it. I'm taking it to a mill to be spun, though, 'cause as fun as it would be to do it myself, I really want to be able to wear it in my lifetime.

My only other purchase was a set of ram's horn buttons from Frelsi Farm, who are also the source of yarn (purchased last month) for Tuck's latest sweater-in-progress. So I guess that means a cardigan will be going on the to-knit list, likely one from the Japanese pattern books I just got last week. Beautiful stuff, all of it.

Now I'm off to go watch some cable TV with my sweetie, and tomorrow we actually get to sleep in, which is very truly a wonderful and marvelous thing.

10 comments:

Angie said...

I would just like to apologize for being such a bonehead. I was the dork who blurted out to you, "I know you! I read your blog all the time!" Then walked away. All I have to say is that it was a long, long day for me and I was a little shell shocked from all that I had seen. I mean, there was a Yarn Harlot sighting, a Franklin signing, and then I very unexpectedly saw you. I was really very thrilled. Thank you for not having me escorted out of the fairgrounds!

bjrest said...

Was great to see both you and David at the show. I can't wait to make my "All Herd" hat. ... bj

Alwen said...

Boy! I didn't get to go to Rhinebeck OR sleep in! Lucky you.

Dan said...

It was great to meet you in person! Sad no photos, but YAY for good business!

Dan - AKA Brewergnome

Danielle said...

I almost got some Frelsi Farm buttons too, and now I'm regretting that I did not.

Great to see you there!

Sheepish Annie said...

Sounds like a wonderful trip. ::sigh:: Now settle in for some downtime and enjoy the well-deserved rest!

Norskybear said...

It was wonderful to see you guys again, as always, even if only briefly.

David's hair looks fierce!

Scoutj said...

Oh DO I have some shots of you! :)

It was so great to finally meet you. Next time we need to just be able to hang without you having to work!!

Ted said...

It was great to see you guys, even if you bought the Shetland fleece that I wanted. ::sniff::

Enjoy the apple butter!

The Other Andrew said...

Mel, I have that same Japanese pattern book! It's excellent. There is another in the Let's Knit series that is really good too!

And yes, I'm glossing over Rhinebeck because, hello, jealous!