Tuesday, 18 October 2011

I Feel As Though I Owe a Rhinebeck Post

Or maybe two. I took a lot of pictures.

I've has quite the roller coaster ride the past couple weeks...my long-term business partner/ boss resigned, a great deal of the company is being reassigned to unemployment, and I've been dealing with a pesky and painful reoccurring kidney infection that knocks me out for days at a time. Morale is pretty darn low in my 9 to 5 world. Some quiet meandering upstate was a great way to clear my head and catch up with friends I don't see enough.

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It's been a tough few months upstate...all that rain from Irene and a generally soggy fall means the autumnal colors aren't quite as brilliant. Still, it's a beautiful area and completely enjoyable regardless.

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It was, dare I say, unseasonably warm for October. Perhaps a little tough to think about woolen things. The best remedy for that is to surround yourself with wool and woolie creatures. Soon the spirit of a woolen wonderland will take you away.

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Unusual for me, I did not get to the fleece sale first thing and nab some primo crimpy soft fleece. I think the three fleeces that I have from last year still have me content that I have enough fleece, and maybe I need to start looking for more time to sit down and spin said fleece.

The Loop Booth looked great, as usual. Steph had a rather tough year, and she's missing a digit to prove it. Irene was not kind to her either...her studio flooded and she had to move, all while trying to get enough batts and roving made to fill her booth with goodies.

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I'm not really a glitter girl, but her stuff is so pretty.

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On to the animals, who are the ones doing all the hard work and producing all the goods (and plenty of organic fertilizer as well).

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Angora goats:

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More tomorrow....


  1. Great photos. I agree it was a bit warm this year. Not that it stopped me from shopping mind you.

  2. I think this was the first year I wore knitwear without a heavier coat over them...it was perfect for just a sweater.

    Maybe it was the weather, but I only bought one item....more about that later....

  3. nice! x

    p.s. I'm having a dress giveaway from shabby apple if you'd like to check it out.