I was lucky enough to be able to meet up with my mom and Ash this year and go to Rhinebeck! My mom is a travelling nurse, and she's staying in Hyde Park... so naturally we said "Hey, mooooomm... would you mind letting us stay in your apartment and doing nothing but talk about knitting for the weekend?" And, weirdly enough, she said yes!
So, Ash and I met up on Friday, ate dinner, and we blocked our Rhinebeck projects out on my mom's carpet while watching really bad horror.
Then, on Saturday, we realized neither of us had a yarn needle, so we ended up kitchnering the armpits of her sweater and weaving in the ends with a bobby pin. I felt the most clever I had ever been, and she took this picture of my hands that "look like the light of god is shining down on you." Not my words!
So, we perused all the crafts and yarn and demos, and I didn't really see anyone famous, sadly. The past few times, I've seen someone that I've known online (whose blog I follow) but have been too shy to say hello. I don't want to be a creep! I did meet some lovely sheep though.
I spent more money this weekend then I have any month this year on personal stuff. I feel almost ashamed! In addition to yarn, I bought:
1.) A 2013 tote bag
2.) A basket (I'll use it for other stuff besides knitting!!)
3.) Boy scout popcorn
4.) A hat that my mom and Ash said looked cute on me
5.) 2 project bags
6.) A bouquet of sweet annie, whatever that is - it smells so good!
7.) 3 magazines
Ash and I also started on some socks. There was a booth that was winding yarn into skeins for a fee - it was awesome!
And I managed to finish the toe - it's Rainbow by Steam Valley Fiber. Here's a closeup:
Have you ever been to Rhinebeck? What did you get? Did you go this year? If you did, why didn't we meet up!? I'll kick myself :)