Oh, Rhinebeck. You never fail to disappoint. πŸ™‚

Mom and I had a wonderful whirlwind weekend, and here are just a few fun photos from last Friday and Saturday. (Sadly, it turns out that I’m a bad photographer when it comes to actually capturing what happens AT Rhinebeck. To wit: I do not have a single picture with Natalie, Christine, Bristol, Anne, or Elizabeth! I guess I’ll just have to go back next year to correct this!)

the Delamater - next door to the "Gables House" where we stayed

the Delamater – next door to the “Gables House” where we stayed

Rhinebeck - a lovely mecca for shopping and eating, of which we did plenty!

the village of Rhinebeck – funnily enough, this picture doesn’t convey how hectic the streets were or how awesome the local boutiques are, but it’s a lovely mecca for shopping and eating, of which we did plenty at both Terrapin and Calico!

a full moon - a good omen for all the knitters pouring into Rhinebeck?

a full moon – a good omen for all the knitters pouring into Rhinebeck?

the early birds get the worm - and get to stand on line for pottery haha!

the early birds get the worm – and get to stand on line for pottery haha!

don't worry - i didn't escape the fairgrounds without some hot cider in hand!

don’t worry – i didn’t escape the fairgrounds without some hot cider in hand!

the weather was amazing the whole weekend.  and so was the foliage!

the weather was amazing the whole weekend. and so was the foliage!

more foliage - sorry, i was obsessed.

more foliage – sorry, i was obsessed.

yep - more trees.

yep – more trees.

the briar rose fibers booth - i didn't have a chance to stop in, but i love those massive hanks of yarn and so did everyone else who was snapping them up!

the briar rose fibers booth – i didn’t have a chance to stop in, but i love those massive hanks of yarn and so did everyone else who was snapping them up!!

bittersweet ridge's lovely scented soap display, especially the rosemary mint....

bittersweet ridge’s lovely scented soap display, especially the rosemary mint….

the word is that 47,000 people came to the fair on Saturday!!

the word is that approximately 47,000 people came to the fair on Saturday. boy, do i believe it.

you know how i feel about golden yarn.  I blame Natalie and Mom.  these beauties are from Spirit Trail.

and now for the haul, minimal though it is: you know how i feel about golden yarn. I blame Natalie and Mom. these beauties are from Spirit Trail.

mmmmm....silvery aran weight cormo from Foxhill Farm. a sweater, perhaps?

mmmmm….silvery aran weight cormo from Foxhill Farm. a bit of an impulse purchase but: a sweater, perhaps?

more in a later post about a collaboration with these lovely skeins from Sue of Spirited Fibers.  a dreamy worsted weight merino, perfect for hats!

more in a later post about a collaboration with Sue of Spirited Fibers and these lovely skeins. it’s a dreamy worsted weight merino, perfect for hats!

a memento of the annual pilgrimage, courtesy of Jennie the Potter.  thanks, Mom!

and a memento of the annual pilgrimage, courtesy of Jennie the Potter. thanks, Mom!

Pretty great, yes? And up next time: a deluge of pictures from our tour of FDR’s home at Hyde Park!

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