Sunday, October 18, 2009


I was all ready for rain and snow. They'd been forecasting it for a couple of days. I had my galoshes ready although Mr. Truck said he wouldn't walk next to me if I wore them. We had two umbrellas in the car because it was pouring at home, but it never rained at Rhinebeck.

We got there just in time for the Ravelry meet up. We saw Bob and Jess and lots of others. (We really think it was Ysolda under the knitted dog head, we heard Jess call her name.)

And we met up with the ladies I knit with on Saturday mornings. I wore my sweater but it was hidden by my coat. In fact, most people's sweaters were hidden by their coats. I saw lots of Ishbels, though and some really nice hats and two owls. I really want to knit one of those.

These people were knitting on the world's largest sock. The waiting line was too long so I skipped it but I wonder who's going to turn that heel.

We saw spindles and fiber

and all sorts of spinning wheels, even an electric one.

And of course we saw sheep

and goats

and alpacas.

We stopped by the sheep herding dogs before we left. They are Mr. Truck's favorite part although they really make our dogs look not too bright.

And it didn't rain until we got home.


Anonymous said...

Looks like you had a good time at Rhinebeck too! You definitely took more pictures than me, LOL. I'm envious you saw the sheep dogs, though! I totally wanted to see that but didn't get the chance. Oh well, maybe next year! :)

Sara said...

What fun you must have had! And it's wonderful that it didn't rain 'til you got home :-)

amanda said...

I am so jealous! One of these days we'll make it to Rhinebeck!

Anonymous said...

Great Rhinebeck photos! It was a blast, wasn't it?

Iron Needles said...

I have mentioned to Eldest, who lives in Philly the possibility of an October visit next year, and a drive up north for Rhinebeck. Maybe I will get to go next year!

pdxknitterati/MicheleLB said...

What a great time! Did you bring anything fun home?