Episode 57 – Rhinebeck!

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  • I knit my 4th (and hopefully final) Hamilknit hat to finish the pattern. The pattern is in the final stages of editing and should be out very soon! If you would like to
    contribute to the podcast in honor of the pattern you can click here to contribute.





Credit to Boston Jen for the photos

  • We went to the grocery store and a “Packie Run”, then back to Jen’s house for the night. We did a bit of dressing up and I was glad to know that I don’t look good in Boxy.
  • Friday morning we met up with Jen’s mom, Diane, and Jen’s friend Emilia. We drove to Connecticut to have lunch with Commuter Knitter Jen.




  • We visited O-Wool, though I decided to hold off for awhile. I picked up some handmade ceramic buttons. We met up with Commuter Jen, Carlos and the babies!
  • Diane bought some fries and cheese sauce!
  • I met SO MANY wonderful people! Many are podcasters I have watched/listened to for a long time, and we met so many listeners! We met up with Candy from Paws 4 Stitches and she gifted me my favorite item from the weekend: a Hamilton Sock Blank wrapped in handmade Hamliton wrapping paper. And I met The Yarn Harlot!



  • After the Podcaster meetup we went to the barns to look at sheep. Then we went back to O-Wool and I bought 4 skeins of their sport weight in a sage green color. I also purchased a mug from the souveneir tent.


  • We headed to dinner with a large group. I felt terrible at this point, but dinner helped a lot, as well as sitting for 2.5 hours.
  • We headed back to the hotel, broke out the wine and shared all of our purchases. Then we went to bed.


  • The next morning we grabbed breakfast at the hotel again, then back to the festival. I wore my Water and Stone cardigan and Hamiknit hat again.
  • We went to the Leaping Llamas show. I found the Savvy Girls and sat with them during the show.
  • Michelle and I waited in line for Deep Fried Artichokes. Then I headed to Into the Whirled and picked up two braids of fiber. I thought about purchasing from Loop but decided against it.

Credit to Kristi from In a Sknit for the llama photo

  • I did purchase from the Dirty Water Dyeworks booth a Katrinkles sweater ornament.
  • I went back to the Blackberry Hills Farm booth and purchased 2 pounds of chocolate cormo lamb roving!
  • Amy from Hudson Valley Knits, Kristi and I got to enjoy apple cider donuts, courtesy of Lauren and Pete.


  • I went to the Miss Babs booth to find Michelle (looking for yarn for a poncho) and ended up purchasing one skein of yummy in a plum color to finish up my #bigbadbergalong shawl, along with 3 mini skeins to weave a scarf like the samples shown in the booth.
  • We went to the food building and I bought my husband some Rocky Road fudge. We met up with the Savvy Girls again and Melanie and I interviewed each other. We met Ysolda Teague.
  • Michelle, Kristi, Jen, Diane and I sat in the memorial garden area and ate apple crisp and looked at the leaves and knitted.


  • After one more pass through the barns, we decided it was time to go. The drive back to Boston was really long but it was so beautiful with the fall color and wildlife!
  • We dropped Diane off and visited her Wizard of Oz room, and packed up my roving and breakables. We got back to Jen’s house and did a Google Hangout with Danie from the Prairie Girls. Then we went to bed.
  • For breakfast we went to a local diner that is strawberry themed. Then Jen took us to the airport. Kristi and I were in the same terminal so we sat and knitted on rocking chairs.

Credit to Kristi from In a Sknit for the rocking chair photo

  • My flight home was great, I finished my husband’s socks and started the new pair. My flight neighbor loved watching me weave in the ends of my husband’s socks.
  • It was a fantastic trip! We said it was once in a lifetime, but we might have to go back so all of us can be there.


  • I didn’t get my mom’s camera before I left so I had to use my phone. I tried to pay attention to the light around me and composition. I also did an interview with Melanie from The Savvy Girls.
  • Be sure to check out the photo contests from Candy from the Paws4Stitches podcast too!


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