Mary Oliver

"Tell me, what is it you plan to do

with your one wild and precious life?"









Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Rhinebeck, Baby!

I had a wonderful trip to see my daughter this past weekend! The weather was absolutely gorgeous; exactly what I think of when I think about autumn in New York.

It still amazes me how much color there is on the streets, even in a big city. So many fall displays outside of the markets along every street. Mere gave me a welcome gift as soon as I arrived: these lovely colorwork handmitts she had made for me. I love them! The waves are a nod to the ocean I love so much.
We went to see Purl's new location. It was amazing to see all the samples from the latest book on display. I was also able to buy two skeins of Jared Flood's new yarn, although photos of my acquisitions will have to wait until the weekend, so I can photograph them in daylight.

After Purl, we took the subway over to Brooklyn and visited La Casita Yarn Shop Cafe. It was so nice! I wish a yarn shop around here kept the hours they do; they stay open until 10:00 p.m.!




I relaxed with an iced tea, soaking up the hospitality. They were very welcoming; I bought some fancy looking red yarn, perfect for a holiday lace scarf to wear with my grey wool coat. Don't you love the glass? I bought a set last year from Ravelry to gift to Mere.



And on Saturday, we went to Rhinebeck. The weather was just cool enough that I got to show off my new sweater, my new mitts, and the scarf I made from Rudee's handspun gift yarn! That's a new basket beside me, by the way. And of course, we ate more artichoke french, along with fried pickles and roasted garlic. Delicious!






Here's a photo of Mere and Ryan, along with the gorgeous fall color in the background.



I think I've seen this shot on every Rhinebeck post I've read this week!







For now I'm trying to dig out from under the pile of papers I knew I'd have to grade upon my return and finishing up the Owl Baby Vest, as the shower is Friday afternoon.


And I've also started a new project, one of the last Rhinebeck purchases I made this year. Can't wait to show you, but for now, it's back to work!

6 comments:

  1. rose -- looks like you had a fantastic time! and those mitts are fabulous. maybe next year i'll make it to rhinebeck!

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  2. Sounds like you had a great trip!

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  3. What an amazing weekend. You are so lucky to have a daughter who knits! And she knits well! I love the colorwork in the mitts. You look awesome in all your knitted finery at Rhinebeck!

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  4. Your daughter is beautiful, and I love those handmits! It looks like a perfect fall weekend.

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  5. O.M.G.! My handspun yarn went to Rhinebeck! I'm so jealous.

    The photos are gorgeous, of course. One of these years, I'm going to go, too. Love your mitts!

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  6. Your sweater looks perfect in that setting. Love the mitts, too. And, like Rudee, one of these years, I'll be there.

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