Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Rhinebeck


About a year ago Wannabe posted about her favorite etsy shops and feeling the mood to browse, I clicked through the list of shops she recommended. I immediately fell in love with Plucky Knitter yarns and purchased 2 skeins immediately. She has since become so popular that I can't even keep up with her store. (Hello, everything sells out in 2 minutes, which is probably ok for my already too large stash....) Regardless, I also recommend her yarns so go shop!

Anyhoo, it was with much delight that I got to meet both Ms. Plucky and Wannabe at the NYS Sheep & Wool Festival in Rhinebeck. In fact, our initial meeting was much like the picture above. A lot of squealing, laughing and "woo hoo!"-ing. After that, we just decided that all our photos looked better if we were laughing.

And who can't put a smile on their face when they are surrounded by all things woolly? Rhinebeck is crazy. There were so many people, it was so crowded and geez louise, so cold. But in spite of all that, it is so much fun. There's yarn to pet, bloggers to meet and apple cider doughnuts to eat. I enjoy going every year.


My purchases consisted mainly of my favorites from Brooks Farm Yarn. Willow, Acero and of course a skein of Solo. Back at our hotel room (in crappy lighting) it proved to be a bit difficult to decide which was more delicious. A caramel apple or an armful of yarn.

Just about all that yarn is intended for gifts needed for the next 6 months. Progress shots to come!

11 Comments:

Blogger chemgrrl said...

I vote for the armful of yarn. But it probably doesn't taste as good.

12:54 PM  
Blogger maitai said...

sarah's yarns are the greatest! i haven't yet had the pleasure of meeting her, but hopefully soon! and mmmm, apple cider doughnuts....YUM!

1:00 PM  
Blogger allisonmariecat said...

Great pictures! Mmmm, I'm off to make caramel apples now...

1:03 PM  
Anonymous tiennie said...

yarn...caramel apple...yarn...caramel apple... I'd be greedy and have both!

4:36 PM  
Blogger gleek said...

yay! you updated! so glad i finally got to meet you in person :)

4:50 PM  
Blogger schrodinger said...

Both equally yummy, but the yarn will last longer :)

7:07 AM  
Blogger Alyssa said...

once you eat the apple its gone but the yarn can stay with you forever!

8:50 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

We did have fun, didn't we? And, yes, I think that's the way I will take all my pics from now on. Certainly less pressure.

9:28 AM  
Anonymous DeAnna said...

I've always wanted to go to Rhinebeck. I just haven't made it yet. Never miss Maryland Sheep and Wool though. Looks like Rhinebeck is going on my list. Looks like a ton of fiber fun.

5:23 PM  
Blogger Krista Jacobs said...

Hi!! You don't know me but I have been lookin around for some great ideas for handmade crafts and one of them was knitting or crocheting.. but i do not know how so i was wondering if you would be able to give me any advice or anything that can help.. id appreciate it.. thanks

4:43 PM  
Anonymous Sherman Unkefer said...

Great post, your yarn is the greatest!

7:50 PM  

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