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Obsession Thursday: Rhinebeck 2016 recap!

As I haven’t been to Rhinebeck in years, this was an exciting trip for me. It’s hard to sum it up in paragraphs of prose, so I’d rather go with photos, and I think you would, too. Enjoy!

I set off very early, in time to drive into the sunrise as I neared the US border.
I set off very early, in time to drive into the sunrise as I neared the US border.

 

The first morning was deliciously cold and fog was everywhere.
The first morning was deliciously cold and fog was everywhere.

 

The fall colors were as beautiful as always.
The fall colors were as beautiful as always.

And then I went into the A and B buildings. The lighting for photography was best in these buildings, and I was able to get in before the crowds came. I loved so much in this year’s show, but couldn’t possibly feature everyone’s work, as much as I wish I could! These are just some delicious highlights.

Into the Whirled.
Into the Whirled.
Into the Whirled
Into the Whirled
Loop
Loop
Loop
Loop
Neighborhood Fiber Co.
Neighborhood Fiber Co.
Neighborhood Fiber Co.
Neighborhood Fiber Co.
Neighborhood Fiber Co. I loved these swatches in embroidery hoops!
Neighborhood Fiber Co. I loved these swatches in embroidery hoops!
Hansen electric wheels (now with the new Pro model!)
Hansen miniSpinner (now with the new Pro model!)
Look at that sexy wood!
Look at that sexy wood!
Miss Babs
Miss Babs
Miss Babs
Miss Babs
This is THE Lisa Souza, freaking out as we finally meet since working together for probably 12 years online!
This is THE Lisa Souza, freaking out as we finally meet after having worked together online for probably 12 years!
Lisa Souza
Lisa Souza
Lisa Souza
Lisa Souza
Windsong Farm Originals
Windsong Farm Originals
Windsong Farm Originals
Windsong Farm Originals
Lanart
Lanart
Lanart and the nice man in their booth
Lanart and the nice man in their booth
Stephen Willette Fiber Art Tools
Stephen Willette Fiber Art Tools
Trunk Brooklyn
Trunk Brooklyn
Trunk Brooklyn (I think)
Trunk Brooklyn (I think)
Wild Fibers Magazine
Wild Fibers Magazine
Wild Fibers Magazine
Wild Fibers Magazine
trying on hats at Sankow's Beaver Brook Farm
trying on hats at Sankow’s Beaver Brook Farm
Golding
Golding
Golding
Golding
a happy spinner trying out a Lendrum wheel
a happy spinner trying out a Lendrum wheel
Jillian and our friend Erica check out the fleeces
Jillian and our friend Erica check out the fleeces
As always, a crush at The Fold for Socks that Rock
As always, a crush at The Fold for Socks that Rock
The Fold
The Fold
Dragonfly Fibers and their Vote! colorway
Dragonfly Fibers and their Vote! colorway
Sheepses
Sheepses
Knitting Garage
Knitting Garage
Knitting Garage
Knitting Garage
The Sheep Shed @ Mountain View Farm
The Sheep Shed @ Mountain View Farm
Nicky Epstein!
Nicky Epstein! (she gives good hugs)
naturallyinspiredbaskets.com
naturallyinspiredbaskets.com
naturallyinspiredbaskets.com
naturallyinspiredbaskets.com
Katrinkles
Katrinkles
Loop of the Loom
Loop of the Loom
wool or maple cotton candy? which is which?
wool or maple cotton candy? which is which?
Fiber Optic Yarns
Fiber Optic Yarns
Fiber Optic Yarns
Fiber Optic Yarns
New England Felting Supply
New England Felting Supply
New England Felting Supply
New England Felting Supply
Chameleon Colorworks
Chameleon Colorworks
And then it was time to go home.
And then it was time to go home.

I can’t possibly compute realistic numbers, but what you’ve seen here is just a tiny fraction of what you’d see at Rhinebeck over the weekend. I had proclaimed on Twitter that it wasn’t going to be sweater weather (sweata-weatha!) during the weekend, based on the weather forecasts, and was delighted to find myself completely wrong. It was perfect sweater weather.

Saturday was, as usual, a crazy crowded day with so much browsing, eating and friend-reunioning, and Sunday was quieter and filled with catching up with those we missed the first day, and the booths we wanted to go back to before going home. There is never enough time to see it all, and this year, I was okay with that. I sat in front of the view above Sunday afternoon, and I watched people go by. Saw my first baby-manbun (omg, New Yorkers, you are so silly), met the nicest knitter/gardener (hi, Jane!) and we talked for a long while, and then Jillian and I sauntered back to the car and left before the traffic crush hit.

Not many pics of friends, because I’d rather talk to them than shoot them. But I saw so many, and missed many more. Till next time, Rhinebeck!

Obsession Thursday: #rhinebeckpiechart

I haven’t been at Rhinebeck since 2008. Eight years! Until recently, I was in the UK most Octobers, so it just didn’t work out.

rhinebeckpieThis year, my friends got themselves super-organized and rented a house nearby. Which means staying for reasonably cheap with people I love. How could I not go?

So I’m driving 7+ hours to Rhinebeck tomorrow while the housesitter watches the Squeezle again (bless her). I have planned a stop at Sonic for some diet limeade to fuel my drive (i may buy two so I have enough for the whole trip). Have you never had Sonic’s diet limeade? It’s very good.

Twitter user @oharethey started a thing I rather like: the #rhinebeckpiechart. Here’s mine —>

It’s probably more complex than this, but it feels like friends first and everything else is a bonus. That’s worth driving 7+ hours for, right? Hell, yes.

If you’re going to be there, our first-ever Rhinebeck Knitty meetup is on the hill at 2pm on Saturday. I’ll have knittybuttons to give away until I run out. Come give me a hug!