After reading so many of these over the years, I can’t believe I’m writing one! After an exhausting Saturday in Boston, my friend Brie and I hopped into my red rental Ford Focus early Sunday morning and headed to Rhinebeck, NY. Despite our late start, we arrived only half an hour after our target arrival time of 10 am (when the festival opened).
My top priority was The Fold to check out their Socks that Rock. Seymour and I were both pleasantly surprised to find sock monkey kits, along with a couple sample monkeys:
Despite the order I had just placed with Blue Moon the week before, I picked up two kits of the original batch of colorways (which are no longer available), along with two rare gem skeins.
Just a few booths away was the only other booth on my must visit list, Brooks Farm Yarns. I fell in love with a few colorways of their Solo Silk, but decided to think about it before making a purchase. We enjoyed the fall colors:
We visited some animals:
We watched the fleeting beauty of the pumpkin catapulting contest:
And Seymour found another monkey:
We spent more time than expected watching the fiddle contest, and after a quick stop back to Brooks Farm for three skeins of Solo Silk (for scarves for my grandpa, my mom, and me) we had to rush back to Northampton for a concert.
I was only able to see a small fraction of what Rhinebeck had to offer, but that’s ok. I had a fabulous time, I bought some lovely new yarn, and there’s always next year.