Beth Smith

This Is The Last One I Promise

So far two Rhinebeck posts and I’m still not done with Saturday. This is also where the picture thing gets stupid . Here are the last three pictures I have to show you. I love this Alpaca guy. I love that he’s chewing on straw. Probably seen a farmer doing it and thought it looked cool. Cute.

The obligatory sheep picture. I cannot for the life of me remember which breed this one is. I love the face.

So, on Saturday I met a gabillion people and most of them I didn’t write down so now I have lost all of the information that I thought was so safely in my head.

theere was Sandy, Norma, Leigh (who wasn’t playing and I can’t remember any blog info), and Paula.

Also, there was Jenny, Bethe – the hair wasn’t that awful, Jenna, Brooke, Isela, Karen, Judy, and Fuschia Lucia.

And then there was Iris, Diane, Deborah, Liz, …..

O.K. lets face it. If I keep typing these links I’ll have named almost everyone on the list Just go click on them all. They’re great. There were some people I did not meet and those were the two people who would have given me a bingo so I could get in on the prize drawings. The guy at this booth told me to just cheat a little. Can’t do it to Stitchy.

Saturday night after the Festival and after Morehouse we went back to our hotel and went to the courtyard to knit like we had planned. Well, I was spinning with the Little Gem I borrowed form the shop. A few people came out and sat with us and then a few more and it was a party. Lars was there, and Ed who gave me one of his own handspun wrist distaff, and Jim (I’m not sure if he has a blog), and Elizabeth and Diane and a really cute girl who I can’t remember the name of right now – please comment really cute girl – Really Cute Girl’s name is Carol from Go Knit in Your Hat . Thank you for commenting Really Cute Girl.
and a lady who just got her Robyn spinning wheel after a two year wait. I also can’t remember her name. Told ya I stink at names.
I helped this lady just a tiny bit. She’s a very new spinner. I can’t believe she was willing to wait two years to start spinning. Amazing. Well she had gotten some fiber that day and was ready. I watched her a little bit. Told her some little things she could change and by the end of the evening she was spinning a pretty even thread. She’s a natural. The whole experience also gave a boost to my teaching confidence since…. did I mention I’m getting my own spinning store?

Sunday was more of the same loveliness except that I forgot to put the memory card in my camera. All of the pictures I took of Galina, of the Merino wool lady from Ewe and Me Merinos, of the jugglers and the girl who got her sweater designs picked up by Nordstrom. All gone. I feel like crap about it but take my word for it. It was great fun. I want you all to come with me next year again. I have to start planning my next shawl though.
O.K. I hafta get going. We need to get on the road and I need a hot chocolate in the worst way. It looks like Rain all the way if we go through Canada and snow if we go through Ohio. I’m choosing Canada. I hope they aren’t concerned about the amount of stuff in our car.

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