Monday, October 22, 2007


Rhinebeck 2007

I came down with a nasty cold/sinus thing this week and spent Thursday and Friday sprawled on the couch, working on the Victorian wedding blanket and watching the majority of season 2 of Gilmore Girls. Although my head felt stuffed and I was sneezing and coughing, it was a pretty pleasant two days. It's interesting to hear the local references to towns and streets and try to figure out where Stars Hollow actually is. My best guess is . . . Litchfield-ish?

By Saturday morning, I was feeling a lot better, with just a small headache and much less disgusting sneezing. I was so relieved that I felt better because it was Rhinebeck day!

Rebecca could only go on Saturday so of course that was the day I wanted to go too. Mr. Cupcakes wavered about going (too much yarn) but agreed at the last minute to come. The drive was gorgeous across Connecticut and up Taconic Parkway in New York State. The festival is so, so big. Thousands of cars, thousands of people, thousands of skeins, mwah ha ha ha ha!

This is the only fairground I've ever been to with a bathroom attendant. She was fabulous and very encouraging to all who entered.

There was fun to be had outside the bathroom, too. There were tons of cute, cute animals.

And lots of nice merch for sale.

And . . . this guy.

He wasn't part of a performance, he just strolled through standing on two of the biggest horses I've ever seen.

Beckers and I bought some beautiful yarn, too!

Skaska Designs Merino Lambswool in Saffron

Graceful Lace Yarn from Yarn Place

Blue Moon's Socks That Rock in Mediumweight, Covelite colorway.

All in all a success!

The next day Alex came down with whatever bug I gave him.

Poor baby!

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I'm so jealous of all you folks who went to Rhinebeck! You picked up some lovely things.
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