I’ve got the worst case of the Rhinebeck blues. The best thing and worst thing is that Clara Parkes is coming to town in a minute on her book tour for The Yarn Whisperer. Tonight at Parnassus Books at 6:30–come one, come all!
Best thing: I get to hang out with her, which is great. The worst thing: tomorrow she is getting on a plane to go to Rhinebeck for the New York Sheep and Wool Festival. Without me.
On top of that, photographer Gale Zucker has just given us a movie for the ages. Set at Rhinebeck. It made me laugh, and it made me cry. At the same time: the most sublime emotion in the world.
If anybody ever asks me why it is that I love knitting so much, I now have the perfect answer. This movie. So many friends in there, including you, including Clara at about 6:00. And so many people giving Gale their best, hammy poses.
Love, and have fun at Rhinebeck (she said wistfully),