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Great to see you this weekend!


It was wonderful as always to see you this weekend! The Briar Rose yarns are so beautiful!

Lee Ann

A Long. Freaking. Time. is the answer to that question.

I'm so glad I got to hug you. I wish that we had more time to see each other!


I do so agree with you on Briar Rose. Love them. Absolutely love them.

And, of course, I love the seeing people. It's what makes it worthwhile.

Marcia Cooke

Oh, I missed you guys! (Not Rhinebeck, though!) A stomach bug Saturday night put an end to my thoughts of trekking up on Sunday. Maybe next year....if they get some good classes and I can find someone to keep me company!


It was so much fun! I'm watching the Red Sox now and it's just not the same without you.


Briar Rose Yarns.. sigh.

"Marylandized".. a new descriptor. yet we all knew exactly what you meant :-)


it was great seeing you this weekend and you have perfectly expressed how Rhinebeck has changed


I'm watching the Sox too! There oughta be a chat room or something. I even have beer, and it's not nearly the same

I see no other way to verify this "Marylandized" theory than to simply go to Maryland and see for myself. If I go to Boston first, can we stop at Webs on the way? Ha!

Beth S.

I'm so glad I witnessed your Rhinebeck coup. :-) Makes up for all the other stuff I missed... that festival is just too big, I think. I missed so much... and so many people I wanted to see.


I'm coveting the Weston Hill Farms roving I got. And I can't begin to tell you how fun it was to finally meet you!


How did I miss Briar Rose?? That skein is just gorgeous! And, again, I'm sorry we didn't manage to meet this year!!


Oh yeah, I saw that Briar Rose stuff. Magic, eh?

I know what you mean about the craziness. At one point on Sat afternoon I suddenly realized that I had fought my way into one too many booths. I hope that Rhinebeck doesn't drown from its own popularity.


I went back to Weston Hill Farms on Sunday, but, alas, too late. Next year.


What, no cashmere? ;o) You have some beautiful acquisitions! So glad I could see you for a few.

Caroline M

Those of us who can't do Rhinebeck sit at home and order on line. It's not the same. It's good that the community has grown, strength in numbers and all that, even if does have some disadvantages.


I'm sorry I missed you yesterday. (I had Car Issues, all better now.) I must fondle that yarn.

As Carole said, wish I could have shared another bottle of most excellent Chateau Bequette with you.


Fragmented is a good word. I had a wonderful time this weekend and I think Rhinebeck is such a great experience. But I think there's something to be said for the smaller festivals too, like Cummington and CT. Especially the way we do them: with food, and shopping, and lots of time to sit around and laugh because we've already shopped all the vendors.


And to think all I bought at Briar Rose was some buttons ....


What a great way to put it! Rhinebeck DEFINITELY felt fragmented this time around. I'm becoming more and more nostalgic for three years - in my opinion - the perfect festival.

I loved seeing you though. A Laurie hug and that rub on the back is always a highlight for me. ALWAYS! Thank you!


PS - Start working on that NJ license. I'm not kidding about the epidural! ;-)


Ooo, I can't wait for my Laurie hug next winter. ;-)
You did a very fine job of shopping and your yarns are truly elegant and unique.
If you were knitting the scarf along the short edge you might have a feeling of accomplishment at the end of each row...but it would take many, many, many rows to make the scarf. This way you have fewer rows and a bigger sense of accomplishment at the end of each. Ok, so maybe that doesn't help...but it is the process. ;-)


I was so glad for the brief minutes we had to chat. I miss you! Come visit, please. :) We have alpaca farms... ;)


It was so wonderful to finally meet you in person. You're even better in person than you are on your blog. ;)


So happy I saw you for a real while on Sunday. I was slightly less restrained. Cough.

It was fragmented, but still excellent. Excellent to hug you.


Wow, my first Rhinebeck! It was a bit overwhelming. Not the fiber (though there was so much to choose from!) but the people. I would have liked to talk to each and every one of Our People for lots longer. But the whirlwind can feed a different need than the private conversations ...


i'm guessing the laceweight was your most excited yarn moment of the weekend? it's absolutely beautiful. so great to have met you and enjoyed the red sox game with you and the crew. cheers!


Part of what has Marylandized Rhinebeck is that they're selling it as a family fun event and letting all those muggles in to crowd our spaces! I saw one greasy, semi-toothless guy (definitely a muggle) go all nuts at a ballwinder. Oy.

But it _is_ still all good, isn't it? :D


Rhinebeck was very different this year- something seemed out of place though I had a wonderful time. Still trying to sort it out on re-entry. Yes, it was fragmented and whirlwindish too. Time seemed to evaporate into thin air. Wishing I had more time to visit.


Sounds pretty wonderful, though I completely get what you mean about feeling wrung out. Its prob. one of the reasons I don't break my back to get to the bigger events, as wonderful as a time I know I'll have I just get so drained, even after smallish ones.

Can't wait to see what your reckless abandon produced.


Yeah. Exactly. Me too. Here it is, the Saturday after Rhinebeck, and I still haven't adjusted to real life again. I just want to play with fiber forever. And fiber friends, too!


Your post captures perfectly the new Rhinebeck experience. In some ways better, but I do always leave these things wishing I'd had more time to spend with more people. I keep telling people that you were my next-door-room-neighbor and I only saw you for literally 60 seconds the entire weekend. How can that be? And so many others I didn't get to see....

Thankfully, power-shopping was not my desire, because if I'd had to fight those booth crowds, I might have gone psycho!


That Briar Rose yarn is so, so gorgeous. Mmmmm.


Jealous, and pondering how to liberate that Briar Rose hank from your stash...

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