Monday, October 19, 2009

Our annual Rhinebeck road trip

Another year's fun at Rhinebeck has come and gone, alas. Do we really have to wait until next October?

We left Boston very early Saturday morning to head out. The weather forecasts all week had taunted us with warnings of rain and snow. Instead we got a gorgeous, if cold, Saturday to wander around the fair.

The sights from the fairgrounds...

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I made a friend:

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Monet with her first skein of Socks that Rock:

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I made another friend:

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This yarn was even more eye-searing in person:

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Monet in her new hat:

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Our whole crew:

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From the Ravelry party:

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With Ysolda Teague in her "secret project"--dressed up as Bob!

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The youngest member of our crew:

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On the way home we did our normal stop in Lenox, where we were met with cold, heavy rain. By the time we left Lee, it had become heavy, golf ball sized snow, which accompanied us across the state back to Boston. The view from the car:

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Definitely an out-of-the-ordinary end to our fun weekend!

7 comments:

Lydia said...

OMG that orange yarn.... I considered asking if I could buy just one skein... it was too hilarious. I'm pretty sure it would glow in the dark.

procraftinationstation said...

That looks like an amazing time. And alpacas, too!

Catherine said...

Dang, you got good photos and your camera always amazes me with it's quality. My post will be coming soon!

Thea said...

Glad you made it back OK with all the snow - it was good to see you! And love the new avatar pic...

Amanda said...

Looks like a lot of fun despite the snow and retina-searing yarn! *sigh* Maybe next year...

glitterboy1 said...

So many fluffy and cuddly things! And you seem to have met the cuddliest. It looks like a lovely time.

I'm glad that the weather held for you - at least until the journey back. (That bit doesn't sound like much fun at all...)

rebelraising said...

I cannot believe you met Ysolda! She slept in my house when she was just some random 17-year-old schoolkid!