Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Rhinebeck Bound!

In about 16 hours I'll be heading out of the house and hitting the road for Rhinebeck, aka the NYS Sheep and Wool Festival. This is my most favorite weekend of the year, a trip I look forward to again almost as soon as it's over.

This is my third trip to Rhinebeck and I'll be joined by my BFFs (Best Fibrey Friends), Dianne and Geri. We've each booked classes for Friday, which is why tomorrow is our travel day. My class is Custom Fitting Existing Patterns, taught by the well-known Lily Chin. I rarely knit a pattern as-is, so I'm hoping to learn a lot of practical tips and tricks on Friday for making those small modifications to a pattern that create the perfect fit.

Rhinebeck is always a blur of yarn, roving, animals and food. There are thousands of knitters, shoulder to shoulder, wandering the fair and checking out the amazing products on offer. It's so wonderful to be surrounded by "my people" - those who understand one's love for wool and all things fibre. And it's common to hear "Is that a ?"  Or to have strangers come up and talk to you because of your knitwear. 

I've done little to prepare so far. I've got one final load of laundry in the washer, after which I'll start trying to figure out what to pack for a 4 day road trip. I have my passport, a bag of American change for the toll roads, and my homework done for class.

I'm leaving the biggest decisions for last: what knitting to pack for the 4 days.

1 comment :

  1. Lily Chin is one of my fave teacher EVER! You're going to have a ball! Looking forward to hearing your report.

    Safe travels!