« T is for Table | Main | The Rhinebeck Post »



And I raise my glass (or will soon) in a toast to that!

(Ask me, I'll show you the trick for reading the F&F pattern. Piece-a cake.)


I'll drink to that, too!


Hard-wired is exactly right. I don't quite have the words -- not quite "it's nice to know that there's science to back up what's been in my heart" and not quite validation, either, but something along those lines. It's something that I've always done -- with sisters, with friends -- something that's always been important.



I am happier and saner than I have ever been in my life. Is it any wonder that I also have more women in my life than every before?

Three cheers for the sisterhood!


See you soon, can't wait!

Lee Ann

If there was ever a time my husband needs your 24-hour, panic-attack calming skills, it's this weekend, darlin', cause he's coming with me and he's terrified that he'll be incoherent and way too French. Far scarier than the hospital. :-)

We are SO looking forward to meeting you. My kid is waiting to meet THE Laurie. I will try not to cry. Much.

I'm working on something more creative than Mouton Cadet and less expensive than Chateau Mouton-Rothschild.


Sigh. I am so grateful for my women friends, but it's true that there simply isn't enough time: not for our friends, our kids, or ourselves. It's a dilemma, but you're right that we should all try hard to make more time for one another. I love the women in my life (and i'm very happy that i'll get to see some of my very favorite ones this weekend)! I look forward to meeting you. Thanks for the inspiring words.

Rachel H



Tears well up in my eyes as I read your post and I count my so very many blessings at having found the knitblog community in the Spring/Summer of '05 and the friendships that have resulted. I am so lucky! Can't wait to see you and the rest of the bloggy friends.

I, too, am running around like a headless chicken trying to figure out what to bring knit-wise. Socks are a good choice, or Stephanie's scarf.


Stockinette socks are essential for the upcoming weekend. 2 more sleeps!


Yay! for Rhinebeck & bloggers & fun people.
And Yay! for autumn crocuses. Another childhood favorite of mine.


Great post! Love the socks. Need to pack.


Just in case, I bought some wine today. Semi-creative but not astoundingly so. Now, if I can only figure a way to keep it cold for ten hours.....that will be astounding.

Caroline M

I too have been on a feather and fan kick, I'm coming out of it now as I'm on the last sock of my third pair. I've been making mine from three balls of scraps, more tedious than using a single ball but I get to feel virtuous all the way to the toe. Have a great weekend, a party with wool, what could be better?


ha! see? you're freaking out too! jesus, i just remembered, i have to buy wine. and lee ann's already bringing the mouton whatever.


Let's hear it for unpressured space! (While we're at it, let's not forget to leave space for acquired fiber.)

(Lee Ann, cherie, I'm too lazy to go find it so just imagine there's an accent there, 'k? -- I cannot wait to meet you and your husband, and I would write it in French, only I'm petrified of getting it wrong, I'm that rusty.)

Cindy D

Love the Whisper Rib Shepherd Lace sock and the Feather and fan!

Yes...friends are special,but fiber friends rock the most!!!


Colchicum is on my planting list for next spring. They're so lovely. Maybe Montauk daisies, too, for a little fall color.

The thing I look forward to most about these get-togethers is getting to see girlfriends. On a day-to-day basis, the only time I see other women is when I go to the bank or library. That might be the worst part about my job, the complete male-centric-ness of it. Men are great, don't get me wrong, but you need to have girlfriends, too.

Dorothy B

Hope you have a great time at Rhinebeck.

I miss my girlfriends. All but one has moved away. Thank goodness for blogging.

lisa Co.  Springs

Here! Here! (wishing I was there, there :) )

Beth S.

I could swear those two socks are the exact same yarn... are they? (Extra big skein, maybe?)

All my girlfriends seem to be virtual these days, and you're right, that's not really healthy.


I'll drink to that. Looking forward to seeing you this weekend.


Mmm. Rhinebeck. I can not wait. I leave in 14 hours. See you there!


And this is why it's not so bad when my boyfriend is on call. Girls' night!


Wish I could see you all in Rhinebeck. But, alas, I am on the other side of the continent.
Again, Laurie, your blog always has something; something to laugh about, something to cry about, something to learn about. Love it, love it, love it!


Buy Stuff for me in Rhinebeck! Stay up late a nd soak in one another's company. I'm grateful for my friends, all of them, but I really do think women's brains work differently (from my point of view, better) than men's. Why is there heterosexuality? I mean... oh, babies are all right, I guess.

Colchicine is also what you add to regular diploid daylilies to get tetraploids. Some of which are all right, if you like ruffles.


It was great to see you this weekend and drink some wine together :-)!


Hope you had a wonderful time at Rhinebeck! Thanks for sharing that wisdom, too.


that's what i love about sit & knit. we talk about cleavage, and menopause, and all kinds of other odd bits that only women would talk about. the funny part? there is a guy who comes occasionally, and we don't stop for his benefit, and he doesn't seem to be uncomfortable, lol.

btw, you have SKINNY feet! me and my E's are jealous!


Man, I'm so bummed I didn't really get a chance to talk to you this weekend, and even more bummed that I missed out on the world's greatest hug. Next time. Promise?


That's something we as women know and why there are so many of us in blogland. Being at Rhinebeck was more like a reunion with long time freinds than it was a first time meet up. You made it very, very special. Love you and miss you!!

The comments to this entry are closed.

January 2021

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
          1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30

Moon Phases

    moon phases