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    « Strawberry Shortcake on Viagra -- at the Eveready Diner, of course | Main | The (Tangible) Things I Brought Home From Rhinebeck 2009 »

    Sunday, October 18, 2009


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    Jean E.

    It wasn't raining or snowing.
    Not a lot of people standing around in mud.
    Great food and friends.
    Looks like fun!


    It would be my guess that the crowd was much smaller than years past, but I usually go on Sunday rather than Saturday and maybe they normally get more people on Sunday. I think a lot of local people who bring their kids were not there because I had the sense that there were fewer children than usual (not that that's a bad thing).

    It's interesting to have the comparison with other festivals since this is the only one I've ever attended.


    One of these years I'll make it to Rhinebeck...
    Glad you had fun!


    Thanks for posting pictures/reporting on things I'm not sorry to have missed. I know there are reasons to be sorry, but it was not cold or damp in my apartment...and there were no lines for the bathroom. That's the upside of not going to Rhinebeck.

    (formerly) no-blog-rachel

    A friend of mine from grade school was serving/selling a couple of types of lamb and some rocquefort tarts at Rhinebeck this weekend. I didn't realize the food was fab too!

    Cheryl S.

    Waaaah! I wish I was there. But on the other hand, those huge lines of people make me shudder. Oh well, maybe one of these years I'll get there.

    Diane H.

    Thanks for the wonderful Rhinebeck travel log - I keep checking in for up to the minute info. Looking forward to a full report on what's new, interesting and, of course, what you brought home!


    That last sentence was just mean!


    Sounds like another wonderful year at Rhinebeck. I would love to go, but I doubt I could handle the crowds... or my temper.

    Katy "knitterpated"

    This was the first Rhinebeck I missed in several years, and I definitely felt some pangs about it yesterday. Am trying to make up for it by going to Stitches East on Friday, but it won't be the same. Next year!


    Now that my foot and leg are feeling much better, perhpas I'll make it to Rhinebeck next year. Stitches East is in Hartford this year and perhaps one of the reasons for a smaller attendance at Rhinebeck. Difficult to choose between the two is one must choose.

    Glad you had fun.


    I knew I've been missing out... thanks for reminding me.
    Seriuosly though, looks like a terrific event and so worth the trip.


    RUB IT IN, why don't you. Rub it in ;)

    Sorry I missed you this year!!


    donna lee

    It's the very hugeness that keeps me away. I don't feel comfortable in large crowds and the thought of all those people scares me.

    I keep missing MDS&W because of various family issues. I keep telling myself, "next year" but who knows?

    Kathleen Anderson

    I have only gone to Rhinebeck Sheep and Wool and the festival in Maryland. The first few years that I attended the one in NY (1995 forward) it was smaller, very crowded, wonderful wool and I wasn't knitting then! I loved it all and I'm sorry I missed it this year.


    Great to run into you. I was a Rhinebeck virgin this year,and had a great time. It will certainly be an annual event for me. Now.... what did you get???

    elizabeth a airhart

    goodness it turned 50 degrees here
    in my part of florida i think
    a lot of us were dressed like
    the people in rinebeck

    thank you for the writeup and a very
    good one ta ta and good night

    Mary Fran

    One of these years I'll make it there...


    I just love reading about the fun time others have at NYS&W. I'm glad you enjoyed the adventure.


    I think I was at a different Rhinebeck. ;-)

    Becky in VT

    Someday I will make it to Rhinebeck! But sadly this was not the year. Care to share your crowd-avoidance technique?


    I've been to MA, NH, and CT S&W and to the Maine Fiber Frolic and one or two local fairs as well as Rhinebeck. I love them all, but my favorites are Rhinebeck and Fiber Frolic, for opposite reasons: Rhinebeck has everything and everyone, and FF has (far) less stuff and fewer people, but what there is, is cherce. (They have a llama drill team. I rest my case.)

    So I was just thinking, "Norma would love FF, and I would love to get her there. She lives in northern New England, and so does FF, so it can't be that far, can it?" I pulled up trusty Mapquest, and indeed you can get there from where you are.


    So... um... nice blog you have here.

    Seanna Lea

    I loved going to Rhinebeck last year, but I went with a tour and this year I didn't even see a tour offered. I think that, in part, has contributed to the smaller crowd size you experienced.

    Of course, I really wanted to go, but I just don't walk that fast!

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