In years past, I have attended Whinebeck. It’s the third weekend in October, and you stay home all weekend and read the tweets and blog posts and look through the pictures of everyone else who got to go to actual Rhinebeck. You whine a lot because you couldn’t go. Whinebeck is not very fun.
But this year I went to Rhinebeck and it was so fun that I think I’ll go back again next year.
There were wonderful yarny things all around, but the best part was meeting all the people and seeing all the knits! There was also chicken pot pie (pictures are clickable for your viewing pleasure).
Denise and I did our best to see everything, but our feet got tired and we were both out of money. We are totally going again next year, and will have a more organized game plan. A weekend is just not long enough. Next year we’re staying for a looong weekend. You really need two full days of time at the fairgrounds to make sure you see everything.
We stayed at the most amazing place.
Isnt’ it gorgeous? My cousin and her husband have been restoring this amazing home for the last 8 years. The Pines Inn opened for guests a year or two ago and the whole setting – the rooms, the food, the town – is just breathtaking. It was about a 20 minute drive from the inn to Rhinebeck.
It was a whirlwind weekend, filled with fiber and friendly faces and family. I was able to sell a handful of books and was really excited about all the positive feedback I received. The Ravelry party was super fun, too. I met awesome knitters, missed meeting a bunch of awesome knitters (boo!), and I just can’t wait for next year.