Rhinebeck 2012

This past weekend was my third trip to the New York State Sheep & Wool Festival in Rhinebeck, New York. Apparently I don’t enunciate well. The border guard on the way down thought I said that we were going to the Superbowl. Well, the Superbowl of Wool, maybe. I had a great time, as always. I added a bit of yarn to the stash, spun while I waited around and met some great people.

We arrived at the fairgrounds early Saturday morning, intending to head across to the Eveready diner for breakfast. Here are Sarah, Sarah (mostly hidden behind Sarah) & Christine wandering through the fog:

We meant to get there in time to have breakfast with the Savvy Girls (Deborah & Melanie), but we were a touch late. Breakfast procured, we stood in line for the fair for a while. I was spinning, so I didn’t mind the wait. Then we launched into the blur of beautiful scenery, great knitters, and wonderful vendors. I’m proud that I managed to remember that I had a camera a few times.

Early in the morning I had the pleasure of meeting Beth, who was wearing her Eiffel Tower Shawl.

After a couple of hours we dumped our purchases at the car and looked at all the cars that had arrived after us:

We made the Ravelry meetup (a great spot to find folks for Rhinebeck Bingo).

Sarah was happy to find her 3 feet of sheep in one of her trademark colourways (rainbow is too a colourway, her other favs are teal and pink). She held it & did a Miss America pose that I had to get her to replicate when we got back to the hotel.

Here are some of the entrants in the Leaping Llamas competition from Sunday. If you’re very lucky I may have some video of this later on.

So that was Rhinebeck, or some of it at least. I’ve got a little bit of yarn and I got the yarn that various friends had requested and when I get some decent photos I’ll share those goodies with you too.

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3 Responses to Rhinebeck 2012

  1. Cookie says:

    Woo Hoo!

    Ya know, for a minute there, I thought everyone you knew at Rhinebeck was called Sarah. 0.O

  2. Amanda says:

    Nice! It looks like so much fun. And I agree with Sarah about the awesomeness of rainbow colourways. :)

  3. kmkat says:

    Great lleaping llamas, woman, show us the video!