Rhinebeck 2017 in Pictures

Although I had my first taste of Rhinebeck last year, this is the first time Lisa and I made it to the New York State Sheep and Wool Festival together and the experience was beautiful from beginning to end. Between the perfect weather and the positive vibe of the entire event, it was impossible not to enjoy every minute.  As an added bonus, we were joined by our store manager, Francoise, who is not only great company, but also did sterling service as our driver for the entire weekend. Thank you Francoise!  We plan to talk quite a lot about our Rhinebeck adventure on our next podcast but wanted to share some photo impressions of the trip here in the meantime. Unfortunately, we were so distracted by all the beautiful yarns and products on offer at Needles Up and Indie Untangled on the Friday night, we didn’t manage to snap any pictures :-(. Oh, well, there’s always next year!

The NY Sheep and Wool Festival is unique in that it brings together everyone with a passion for some, or all, aspects of this industry – from sheep to sweater [or, insert any finished fibre product / project you can imagine here :-)]. To see knitters, spinners, weavers, designers, farmers, hand-dyers, podcasters, and Ravelers all come together in happy community is something to behold, and we felt so lucky to be a part of it.  And, if that wasn’t enough to put us on a high, we were completely overwhelmed and humbled by the love we were shown as we moved through the festival. To all those who approached us with kind and encouraging words (and thoughtful gifts) – thank you, it meant the world to us! You’ve inspired us to continue what we’re doing and to resume podcasting with renewed energy and enthusiasm. We returned home with full hearts and feeling grateful for this diverse and generous family of producers and makers.

Until next year!

–  Melissa & Lisa

We set off…

Francoise at the wheel…

Car knitting… which had to wait until after I sewed in all the ends on my Rhinebeck sweater!

Lisa, in good spirits in the backseat surrounded by all her pillows 🙂

The drive up to Kristy Glass’s house – our hostess with the mostest for the weekend despite her crazy schedule!

Dinner with Kristy, Alissa, and Melissa – @wellknits

Heading off the the festival on Saturday morning.

Spotted in the parking lot – oh-em-gee…!

Look who we found – Annie – @knittingitup and Sasha!


A dreamy coat at the Loopy Mango booth…

A sea of Sunset Highways at the Podcaster Meet-up :-). I’m in good company with Angie of Camel City Dyeworks, Debby Reece of the Periscoping Sisters, and Heather of Knothouse Yarns (photo credit: Knothouse Yarns).

GGmadeit!  A ray of sunshine in her new pattern – The Bobble Shrug.

Our new baskets to hold more stash.

Francoise resting after a good day of socializing and shopping…

So great to see Dina and Pam of The Knitting Place…

They crack us up… 🙂

Just an example of the sweet and thoughtful gifts and support we received.

Lisa trying her first stitches since breaking her arm. She was so happy that she could manage it, buying yarn for a “rehab project” the next day became imperative!

Post-podcast recording with Kristy Glass and the Grocery Girls – so much fun!

Back to the festival… These “sheep” roaming the grounds were very…odd.


The animals – to whom we owe everything!


A quick chat with Eric Lutz of Rib Magazine and Douglas Morris of The Perfect Blend Online.

Eric providing more sling-bling in the form of a “Rib” pin 🙂

Love seeing Gleeners out in the wild – an essential part of every fiber lover’s tool box!!




Alas, the time came to leave on Sunday…

Spotted as we left the parking lot 🙂

Ah, home again, home again – time to rest and reflect on the weekend.

Admiring a favourite Rhinebeck souvenir – Lisa and I treated ourselves to sterling silver needle gauge rings from Malojos Jewelry.

Lisa’s Rhinebeck haul…

Melissa’s haul…

12 thoughts on “Rhinebeck 2017 in Pictures

  1. Lydia says:

    Love, love, love your photos!! Almost felt like I was there!! Ewe ladies are terrific❤️❤️❤️
    Heal quickly, Lisa!

  2. Barbara Ballard says:

    Thank you so much for the Rhinebeck review! I wasn’t able to make it this year so it’s so wonderful to have a birds eye view.

    Quick question…in several of the close up pictures, one with Lisa and the other with Eric and Douglas it looks as if you are wearing a solaris (?) scarf. I have coveted this pattern for quite some time and love the color way you chose. Any chance you remember what yarn/colorways you used? Do you have a kit at the store.

    Look forward to hearing from you and thanks again for your update.

  3. Jennifer says:

    Awesome pics! Now I wish I could go back to see the things I missed (like those needle gauges). Bummer on the broken arm. I hope it heals quickly.

  4. Jenny says:

    I’m so jealous. Living on the West Coast it’s a huge trip! Would so so love to do it once. Thanks for making it so real for us who couldn’t be there

  5. Elisabeth Nelson says:

    Thanks for sharing your pictures it must have been fun. Even I enjoyed it just seeing the pictures. E Nelson

    On Tue, Oct 24, 2017 at 6:52 PM, Espace Tricot Blog wrote:

    > espacetricot posted: “Although I had my first taste of Rhinebeck last > year, this is the first time Lisa and I made it to the New York State Sheep > and Wool Festival together and the experience was beautiful from beginning > to end. Between the perfect weather and the positive vib” >

  6. Paula says:

    Thank you for sharing these pics! I made the decision not to go this year, and now I regret it!!! But your pics gave me a great taste!

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