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Oct 17 2011

Rhinebeck

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Wow, has it really been a month and a half since I last posted? Apparently so. I swear I was busy. Too busy, perhaps — my job keeps me pretty occupied. I’ve finally settled in and can devote brain space to things like knitting and designing and blogging. And..going to RHINEBECK. I didn’t take a […]

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Oct 19 2010

Rhinebeck

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Guys, this was the best Rhinebeck ever. Let me show you. This? This is me with Anne Hanson. We were waiting on line Saturday morning to get our passes and I realized that a) Anne was standing about 20 feet in front of us, and b) I was wearing my Honeybee shawlette, which she designed. […]

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May 08 2010

Maryland, land of the unexpected

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Last weekend I went to the Maryland Sheep and Wool festival with Melissa and her husband Doug. It was very hot. We didn’t stay long. We had a list of tasks to accomplish (lamb sandwich, visiting The Fold, grabbing requests for a friend) and as soon as we had our list checked off we ran […]

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Oct 20 2009

Rhinebeck

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The best weekend of the knitter’s year is now over. My stash acquisitions (there were many) have been photographed and entered into Ravelry, and I am working on shaking my post-Rav cold. But that’s not what you came for, I know. You came for PICTURES. I aim to please. I had one of the best […]

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Oct 06 2009

Green Mountains

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Vermont is lovely in October. You should all get yourself a sister in Vermont so you can visit her and see things like this: This is the view from Grand Isle when you’re waiting for the ferry over Lake Champlain. And this is the view of my sister’s new Basset puppy Eeyore, investigating my sock […]

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May 07 2009

Maryland Sheep & Wool ’09

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This was my second year attending MDSW. It was not anywhere near as hot as last year. It was, however, much rainier, so I didn’t have the camera out much. I spotted some fun things, though: 1. Model sheep – literally; he posed when he saw me pick up my camera 2. Natural dyes, waiting […]

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Oct 23 2008

Rhinebeck Recovery

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I observed what I am now calling the Highest of High Holy Holidays in the knitter’s pantheon last week. Rhinebeck is something we knitters wait all year for, saving our pennies and making lists, and frantically knitting items to showoff to the crowd. It’s overwhelming and sheep-scented and the longest lines are tied for the […]

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May 12 2008

Sheepy Goodness

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I think my visit to the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival is best summed up thusly: That would be my haul, including four skeins of A Touch of Twist Alpaca in Andean Trails (2000 yards of it!), a beautiful purple-and-green Merino/Tencel sock weight skein from Ellen’s Half Pint Farms, some brown-silver-grey Brooks Farm Acero (on […]

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