Like Christmas and your birthday, the New York Sheep and Wool Festival (Rhinebeck) sneaks up on you. It’s next weekend, October 18-20!
Our Rhinebeck 2019 Plans
Listen up, Ann, we’re signed up for all of this. (People who aren’t going to Rhinebeck: scroll down for Knitting Content.)
Here are the things we are doing over the weekend.
Friday, October 18, from 2-6 p.m.
We will be in the throng at the first annual Rhinebeck Yarn Bazaar at the parish hall at 6436 Montgomery Street in Rhinebeck, New York. Admission is free! Excellent indie vendors! Join us!
Saturday, October 19, and Sunday, October 20
From 10-3 on both days, we will be in the Book Barn, in Building B on the fairgrounds, wedged behind a table, meeting and greeting, selling and signing (MDK Field Guides), and having a fantastic time. Please stop by and see us.
On Saturday at 2, and Sunday at 1, also in the Book Barn (Building B), we’ll be hosting a talk with Melanie Falick, author of the forthcoming book, Making a Life: Working by Hand and Discovering the Life You Are Meant to Live.
Making a Life doesn’t officially launch until October 29, but Melanie will have a limited supply of advance copies for sale at Rhinebeck.
We’ve been waiting and watching for this book since it was a gleam in Melanie’s eye, and now that we’ve seen it, we’re in awe, and we’re in love. Melanie is a true visionary. She has also been the editorial eye behind so much of the beauty in the knitting and fiber arts books we love.
So come meet Melanie, see the book, and join us for one of the talks.
On Saturday night, we’re heading to Kingston for Jill Draper Makes Stuff’s famed Open Studio Night. It’s always an amazing night, getting to see Jill’s special farm-to-skein, hand-dyed yarns up close and personal. For details and (free) tickets, here’s where to go.
We’re beyond thrilled that Jen Arnall-Culliford, brilliant knitting teacher and extraordinary human, author of A Year of Techniques and Boost Your Knitting, is traveling over from England for her first Rhinebeck. A trusting soul, Jen has put herself in our hands, so when she’s not wandering the fairgrounds, sheepy-eyed, she’ll be with us. (We promised her cider doughnuts and kettle corn.) If you see her, say hi.
In the MDK Shop
The rows of my Superscript Shawl are getting shorter, and for once in my knitting life, I am not happy about this. This has been such a fun pick-it-up and put-it-down knit, I’ll be sorry to see it end.
But I’m excited for the applied embellishments.
I’m heading to Nashville today, leaving home at o-dark thirty and arriving Chez Shayne before Kermit has had his breakfast. I’m pretty sure that the knitting of my Superscript Shawl will be in the books by the time I touch down at BNA.
One of the things I’m most looking forward to about this trip is the opportunity to photograph my Superscript Shawl on your magic table by the window. The one with That Good Light.
Kermit knows the one.
See you soon!