Monday, October 20, 2008


Saturday was Rhinebeck! Thanks to my incredibly wonderful husband, I got to go, broken toe and all. Tim dropped me at the main gate, I hobbled from there to the Wheelchair Rental kiosk, and then got pushed around for the rest of the day. I had to get up a few times, in order to get into some of the booths, but for the most part I was able to sit in the chair all day.

For those who are not fiber afflicted, Rhinebeck is the NE Fiber Event of the Year. I look forward to it all year, and I would have been disappointed beyond belief had I not been able to make it.

Where else can I get the chance to see wool (still on the hoof, in some cases),

andLLamas and Alpacas

and angora bunnies AND all of my fiber friends

(although these are not all of my fiber friends) That is (l to r) Diane, Eric, Tina and me in the wheelchair.

We also saw, but didn't get pictures of: Jess and Risa, Carolyn (with whom I'm planning a surprise for someone). We had lunch with Tina and Kristina and her mother, Marian (who don't blog)

And we got to do all of this among the beautiful scenery that is the Hudson Valley in October.

Of course, I stayed about an hour or two too long, and had to ride home with my foot on the dashboard, and go immediately to lie down (with my foot elevated on 4 pillows) when I got home. Was it worth it? You bet!!! I wouldn't have missed it for the world.

Stash pictures will have to wait until one of two things happen: I get better or Tim decides to photograph the stash.

Tomorrow is the Dr. appt. We'll see what he has to say about my toe.


Anonymous said...

Let me just say I am so glad that you & Tim made it Saturday! You & your shawl were just beautiful! Glad that you both had a great time at the festival and can't wait to read all about you loot. Get plenty of rest & hopefully you'll heal up soon. I absolutely love the picture of us you posted! I'll have to try & print it for my album.
Talk to you soon,

Jessica said...

I'm so glad you got to go and enjoy despite the injury. There's nothing better for healing than wool fumes. ;) I'm sorry I missed saying hello. I think I saw you from afar once or twice but never got over to you. The crowds were nuts!

Kim said...

Glad I got to see on Saturday albeit briefly. Your shawl was so gorgeous! So sorry about your foot but it's good you didn't let it hold you back.

JessaLu said...

It was great to see you - even if it was brief. :o) Hope you heal quickly!