Knitting bloggers are the best of folks, and Deborah, Shameka, and Mary Beth (who couldn't make it, but is coming in '09 or else!) invited me to share their hotel room. Thanks gals, you're the best. We stayed at the Skybus in Kingston which Deborah renamed Slasher Motel because of the thin walls and floors. Below is Deborah in front of our room, looking fab in her Wicked.
Here are Shameka, me, and Deborah in the a.m. before heading over to the fairgrounds. We made it through the night well rested even though there were some accusations of snoring, and luckily no parties next door.
This was my first Rhinebeck, it is the biggest fiber fest I've ever been to and well worth the visit. After walking around all day I still didn't manage to see everything. I ate the fried artichokes, sampled the wine, and bought cheese, chocolate, and maple syrup cotton candy. And... met more bloggers! My phone rang and *brrriiing* it was Michelle, who had gotten my number from Kim. It's so cool to meet up with someone who I've never met face to face but I know all about her pets and knitting (and her REALLY not so-boring-life).
And then I turned around and *bam*, there was Cheryl. Yay, I was hoping that I would run into her. She's modeling her February Lady out of her own handspun yarn.
Here are Michelle, blogless Sophia, and Kim in her Not Cropped Cardi. My last photo before I rushed around trying to buy one last skein before I had to hit the road. Did I buy yarn? A bit. But it really wasn't about the yarn, now was it?