Rhinebeck. For some, it's just an area in New York. For obsessed knitters it is a mecca, a pilgrimage that must be made. It is the biggest celebration of fibers, spinning and knitting on the East Coast and the fact that it coincides with the turning of the leaves and October's bittersweet chill makes it all the more endearing. Best not to mention the cider doughnuts or you'll be booking your trip for next year now.
Unfortunately, Rhinebeck is not within driving distance for everyone and we have to settle for the stories from other knitters who were able to attend. Let's check out what Rhinebeck 2013 had to offer this year:
- Alyoops knows how to combine last minute Rhinebeck-sweater-blocking with horror movies
- Knot by Granma shares her Rinebeck haul.
- D'nali captures the essence of Rhinebeck: beautiful blue skies, yarn and cheese fries.
UPDATE 10/22: More Rhinebeck blog posts have been popping up. If you haven't gotten your full yarny fix check out these links:
- Laura Nelkin shares her experience running at booth at Rhinebeck. If you're unfamiliar with Laura's amazing patterns and beaded knitting patterns you're missing out (they make great stocking stuffers for knitters).
- Savory Knitting explains her Rhinebeck Sweater journey all the way from yarn to the festival.
- Stephanie Klose shows off the magnificent black fleece she bought this year and it's enough to make me want to learn how to spin.
- Chez Lizzie has some excellent tips should you ever wish to attend Rhinebeck (and some nifty photos too).
- Just Call Me Martha managed to stay within her budget.
- More delicious Rhinebeck photos from Threadpanda
- , along with some pics from her haul with ideas on what she's going to knit.
UPDATE 10/23: More Rhinebeck blog posts!
UPDATE 11/1: Even More Rhinebeck Goodness!
- Midnight Scribbles had a weekend of glee. Funny how artisan yarn and wool can do that to a knitter.
- Chez Lysa likes to call Rhinebeck "Sheep Christmas"
- Gracey's Goodies has not one, but two Rhinebeck posts!
Did you go to Rhinebeck this year? Let us know about it in the comments. If you have a blog post about it, email us at angela at knitluck dot com and we'll share it here!