And we survived the weather.
The weather was much worse here in New Jersey then it was in Rhinebeck – when we left home, there was snow on the ground and it was still coming down. Nothing stuck, but still….we were very nervous that our arrival up in NY was going to be way worse. It really wasn’t. It was rainy when we got there, but we set up and didn’t get too wet. It was cold, but we had a nifty little heater that we used to take the chill out of the air before we went to sleep and when we got up and we were snug. Friday’s weather was really nice – partly cloudy but lots of sun did break through. On Saturday, the wind was a little whippy, but we made our way through the festival without a drop falling on our heads and I think that was a nice little bonus. I was not looking forward to trudging around in the wet and the cold and the wind. I was surprised that there defintely seemed to be less vendors this year – there were quite a few boths curtained off that were empty and the upper floor of one of the barn buildings was only half occupied. Bob and I had a nice time, and I came home with a few things – no large quantities of yarn that I planned on – I just couldn’t find what I had in mind for a few sweaters and that’s not a big deal – I can always get yarn here for future sweater projects. I even managed a few skeins of STR, which I never wait on line for, and this year wasn’t any different. I walked in later in the morning, picked out a few skeins and paid. The lines earlier were close to mind boggling – and I am not a line person. All in all, the weather was not nearly as bad as forecasted and really held out for us. We even managed to get the camper shut up before the first rain drops fell this morning – the weather was really on our side.
I didn’t go to any meetups with other fiber folk – this weekend was a get away for Bob and I – Rhinebeck always falls around our Wedding Anniversary and this year is a biggie – we’ll be married 25 years this Tuesday! It’s hard to believe that 25 years have gone by so fast. It’s been 25 amazing years, and I can only hope the next 25 will be as Wonderful! We had such a great time this weekend – a true tribute to how we get along in our day to day lives, and that the man I married would stand on line and risk his life by uttering the words “RedHeart is way cheaper at Walmart” is a true testament of the sacrafices he’s willing to make for me! Not every woman can say the man she loves wakes her up by yelling – “You better Hurry up or ALL the worsted weight will be GONE”. And he managed to crack everyone up around us while we were waiting in line by saying “They were all wrong – it’s actually very cold in Hell!”
I did manage to get another project finished before we left….I loved this project so much, I bought more Cashmere at Rhinebeck to make another. This was a great pattern and I can see many Pretty Things being knit around here. I also managed to finish the Anthropolgie wrap and was able to wear it my first day back to work after the flu….it’s a great, fast little wrap and I can definitely see knitting it again. I think I would make it a bit wider next time, just for a little more coverage on my back. I still haven’t gotten a decent photo of it, though. This weather really doesn’t make for the nice picture taking light.
Time to snuggle up with some knitting and enjoy the rest of the weekend – it’s really blustery and blowing around outside and I’m glad it held off till we got back home! Have a great week and I’ll post the Rhinebeck haul next time!