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Rhinebeck Weekend

Rhinebeck weekend, at Polka Dot Cottage

Rhinebeck weekend, at Polka Dot Cottage

Rhinebeck weekend, at Polka Dot Cottage

Rhinebeck weekend, at Polka Dot Cottage

Rhinebeck Weekend, at Polka Dot Cottage

Rhinebeck weekend, at Polka Dot Cottage

Rhinebeck weekend, at Polka Dot Cottage

Rhinebeck weekend, at Polka Dot Cottage

Rhinebeck weekend, at Polka Dot Cottage

Rhinebeck weekend, at Polka Dot Cottage

Rhinebeck weekend, at Polka Dot Cottage

Rhinebeck weekend, at Polka Dot Cottage

Rhinebeck weekend, at Polka Dot Cottage

Oh, what a beautiful weekend we had! The weather was quintessentially autumnal and the company was hard to beat.

We drove to Fishkill Friday night, and then took the 45-minute trip to Rhinebeck the following morning. We had some newly-burned tunes to listen to (I’ll share the playlist tomorrow), gorgeous scenery out the window, good coffee, and plenty of conversation.

I’m lucky to have a kid who not only puts up with spending hours in the car with his mom and even more hours wandering around a sheep and wool festival, but actually looks forward to it. I won’t be trading him for yarn any time soon, despite what the button may say.

Saturday night involved the Hudson River waterfront, a diner, a wee bit of rain, a little knitting, and a friendly Uno tournament.

Sunday we took the scenic route home and spent a little time at the Ramapo Reservation.

A fun time, all in all! I got a fabulous deal on some undyed wool/alpaca worsted, and we bought three times as much maple cotton candy as last time. That was probably a mistake. Maple cotton candy starts off as a divine experience, but I think there may be a line one should not cross, somewhere between the first and second bags of the stuff. After yesterday’s indulgence, I’m tempted to swear off of sugar for the foreseeable future.

Still, such fun! Sign us up for next year πŸ™‚

7 thoughts on “Rhinebeck Weekend

  1. It looks fabulous!! And what great memories! πŸ™‚

    1. Definitely πŸ™‚

  2. Man, I thought the BOG was holding a bag of undyed roving until you mentioned maple cotton candy. And here I was thinking you were getting into spinning your own yarn. Dang I wish I could of gone with you.

    1. That is exactly what is so fun about the maple cotton candy – it looks so much like wool. We sat there eating it and saying, “mmmm, wool!” πŸ™‚

  3. I thought you went with one of your little boys but no! BOG looks like a teenager to me (and a very handsome one, too). So nice that he went with you. Good guy! Teach him to knit!!!

    1. I know, it’s crazy! I have no little boys left, it seems! They’re 10 and 13 now.
      BOG has actually mentioned learning to crochet. That would be cool. I’d be really interested in seeing what kinds of crochet creations come from the mind of a 13-year-old boy! I suspect they’d be very different than what I like to make πŸ™‚

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