There's been the inevitable drama of finishing sweaters on time. It's clearly impossible to go to Rhinebeck without a "Rhinebeck Sweater". This is deadline knitting at its finest, perhaps only rivaled by Christmas knitting. Rumor has it that many a RS is blocked in the hotel on Friday night with the knitter fervently praying that the drying gods work in their favor.
Then there are the cider donuts. Apparently the cider donuts alone are worth the pilgrimage. Thanks to Clara Parkes of Knitter's Review for this lovely image. I'm sure her newsletter on Thursday will chock full of great photos.
I'm sure there were lots of sheep.
Probably an alpaca or two.
I'm going to let you in on a dirty little secret. I've never been to Rhinebeck. Or Maryland. I know. Gasp, right? I've decided that I'm going to rectify that in 2013. I've been cruising around the MDSW's website and it looks like 2013 is their 40th anniversary. That's reason enough for me to commit to it. I wonder if it makes sense to do both.
What about you? What's your favorite fiber fest? Is there one that is not-to-be-missed?
And just in case you were worried that I spent the weekend feeling sorry for myself, let me ease your mind. I took a chocolate class over the weekend. We made truffles and mendiants and all sort of goodies.
Anybody want to trade yarn for candy?