…I owe you a wedding post (waiting on the photos from my favorite photographer) and a honeymoon post (want to do the wedding post first because I try to not put the cart before the horse or the wedding before the honeymoon if I can help it – nevermind that R and I have been together for 11 years so I definitely did SOMETHING out of order *ahem*) but I can’t do either just yet so here I am giving you…

A Rhinebeck post!

R went with me this year which was lots of fun – he has been to other, smaller shows with me but never Rhinebeck.  When we had to wait in a 20 min line to get in he was a little taken aback – especially when three busloads of people unloaded and got in line behind us – then, when we walked past Building A & B and he saw the line snaking out across the walkway he was like, “wth is that line for?” and I was all, “dude. Socks That Rock.”  I must point out reason # four billionty why I love him, when I told him it was STR he knew what I meant and I didn’t have to explain further.  (however can I just interject here and point out that you can buy STR online and from my standpoint, standing in line for however long that line was is a little bit…well, silly, to me.  I’m sorry but…you can buy it online!  Sure, go in and touch it and look at the colorways but then take notes of what you like and then go online and order it instead of wasting precious festival time on line…but then, that’s just my opinion.  ;o)  )

Rhinebeck 2010

We spent most of the day walking around, talking to friends, getting hugs and congrats on the wedding (which was wonderful!  thank you all!) and that’s about it!  I did no shopping – I bought some honey but nothing fiber related.  I know!  Craziness!!

Saturday night we drove South to Kingston Poughkeepsie (oops!  It was pointed out to me by my husband that Kingston is on the OTHER side of the river!) and met up with Carole, her husband Dale, Kim and Hillary for dinner at our usual spot.  I got the seared tuna that I think about all year long, it was wonderful!

Rhinebeck 2010

As usual, the trees put on quite a show, everywhere we looked there was lovely fall color.

Rhinebeck 2010

On Sunday, I went back on my own and spent the day walking around with Carole & Dale, meeting up with other friends along the way (too many to link!  I think Carole did a linky fest on her post so I’ll send you over there) and I bought something!

Rhinebeck Purchases

A bag of Into the Whirled merino/silk and two skeins of merino/silk that I think I’ll turn into a neck warmer someday.

All in all it was a wonderful weekend and a great way to wrap up our honeymoon, I’m so glad we came home early!

OH! one more thing…

Guess what?

Guess What?

Sheep butt.  hehe  Sorry, had to do it! ;op

Was, of course, wonderful.  There was a weather ‘issue’ and it was a little chilly but it was warm and not raining in the barns which was all I cared about.  ;o)

I’m having trouble coming up with a cohesive post since there is so. much. so I’m going to completely steal from Carole and go with a random post.  Ready?

I had a great time walking around with Risa, Carole, Sharon, Kathy, Manise, Kim and Hillary on both days.  Saturday was ohmygawd crowded but Sunday was pretty awesome.

Seeing lots of my friends on both daysunfortunately only for quick moments. (and some I did not see at all…some I heard rumors of their attendance and some I did see but completely forgot to link to since I kinda suck at the remembering thing…sorry…)

Blurry Sheep...

Dinner at the Coyote Grill on Saturday night was totally worth arriving home at midnight in a semi-comatose state (only to get up at some ungodly hour on Sunday to do it all again).  I had the *somewordIcan’tpronouncebutSharondidsothewaitressfiguredoutwhatIwanted* tuna.  Yum.  I looked forward to having that dish for a whole year (I had it last year).

Autumn colors

Rhinebeck Color

Rhinebeck Color

The shopping.  I didn’t do too much on Saturday:

Rhinebeck Purchases - Day 1

…but I made up for it on Sunday:

Rhinebeck Purchases - Day 2

ETA:  I’ve been totally busted.  The green and blue skein of yarn in the first picture?  There are actually 20 skeins total.  Enough for two sweaters.  *ahem*  and the Abby Batts were in the Carolina Homespun booth where Morgaine could keep a close eye on them.  ;o)

My favorite purchase?  The Abby batt (in the plastic baggie) and my new spindle.  Olive wood.  So pretty…

Jazzy’s favorite purchase?

I...smell...BACON!  ;o)

The bacon flavored treats I bought because I had to leave them home and crated all day.  :o(

The rain kinda sucked on Sunday and I thought it was fitting that this was what was playing when I got in the car to drive to the fairgrounds:

Unfortunately, this is how Sunday began...

I met Guido of ‘It’s a Purl Man‘ fame on Sunday and did a little voice blurb thingy from the fest.  (mine is the Oct 18 2:30 pm one)

by Sunday most of these:

Bags for Rhinebeck

had found new homes!  ;o)

I think that covers it?  Who knows, I probably missed like eleventeen really important things that happened – my brain was so fried from exhaustion that when I got home on Sunday?  I slept for three. hours.

Okay…going to go pet my new spindle…

…is this thing on?

Holy wow has it really been 2 weeks since my last post?  It’s been crazy around here – I’ve been sewing my butt off for Rhinebeck (my bags were at the Spinning Room booth!) so I haven’t had much time for blogging or blog reading.  Hopefully now that the festival rush is over I’ll have more time to spend going through my mountain of unread blog posts in the RSS feed reader!

I owe you a Rhinebeck post – I was there!  My bags were there!  A few people even bought some! I bought a bunch of stuff! – but here is a bit of a taste of what I saw there:

Rhinebeck 2009 - Pumpkins

Cool pumpkins, eh?  ;o)  I’ll be back soon with a post on the cool stuff I purchased there (yak fiber!) and the people I saw, I promise!

p.s.  There are new prints up in the shop! ;o)

What did I get?  A little of this and a bit of that…

Foxhill Farm Cormo
Steam Valley Fiber Sock Yarn
Foxfire Border Leicester & Mohair

Blue Ridge Yarns 'Bambie'
Clover Leaf Farms Merino/Silk
Clover Leaf Farms Merino

Cloverleaf Farms Merino/Silk
Grafton Batts
Frabjous Fibers BFL

Frabjous Fibers BFL
Frabjous Fibers BFL
Brooks Farms Riata

1. Foxhill Farm Cormo;  2.  Steam Valley Fiber sock yarn; 3. Foxfire Border Leicester & Mohair; 4. Blue Ridge Yarns Bambie in Evening Rain (purchased for me by Carole as a thank you for being her WP code monkey – thanks again, Carole!); 5. Clover Leaf Farms Merino/Silk in Cranberry Bog; 6. Clover Leaf Farms Merino in Mountain Leaves; 7. Clover Leaf Farms Wool/Silk in Autumn; 8.  Two Grafton Batts (I may have knocked over an old lady to get these…it’s all a blur); 9. Frabjous Fibers BFL in Cottage Garden; 10.  Frabjous Fibers BFL in Redwood Forest; 11.  Frabjous Fibers in Plum Toast; 12.  Brooks Farms Riata

What?!  I left a few things for the other shoppers…*ahem*  Okay and there are a few more things I need to share but not today, the light was all wrong for picture taking so you’re going to have to wait for those, too!  ;o)

…this festival is bittersweet for me.  I love seeing all my peeps and yet this is the festival that signals deep Fall and the onset of Winter, which is always a tough time for me.

Who did I go with?  The person I spent most of my time with was Risa, but I did spend some time with Tina, Carole and all my usual eastern mass buds.  I saw so many people it is hard to keep track, I’m sure someone did a linkfest somewhere and as soon as I see it, I’ll post a link to it here.  ETA:  Risa has done a link list here.  Thanks for doing all the work for me!  lol I also didn’t take very many pictures this year, I was too busy being ‘in the moment’ and not pulling out the camera every five seconds (okay and maybe I forgot it in the car on Saturday *ahem*) but the ones I did take are pretty (at least, I think so) so I’ll share:

Rhinebeck 2008

Rhinebeck 2008

Rhinebeck 2008

Rhinebeck 2008

That last one?  Is my personal favorite.  ;o)  If you want to see what’s inside, you’re going to have to wait!

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