Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Yarn Along and WIP Wednesday

or my version of Rhinebeck Reads!

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On Saturday I met Catherine Friend at Rhinebeck.

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She wrote Sheepish.  I’ve been wanting to read her book, Hit by a Farm, but have not ordered it from Amazon yet.  I was very excited to meet her.  I read her blog Farm Tales.  The book is very funny and I am about 1/2 way through it.

Two years ago I met Anne Barclay Priest at Rhinebeck and bought her book, Trafficking in Sheep, which I have not finished.  But reading Sheepish makes me want to pick it back up.  She was not there this year, (but was last year), so I just went looking for her and she passed away last November.  So last year was her last Rhinebeck.  I’m privileged to have met her and have a signed copy of her book.  If you’d like to read about this wonderful woman, here is an editorial about her.

The Yarn Harlot was there too.  I could have been 12th in line, but decided I wanted to go shopping more than wait for her…it was almost a two hour wait.  They were giving out numbers, but I figured I’d probably not come back.

The project is a quick hat I am crocheting for Stitches.  I will be working in a booth on Friday.  She has several knitted items, but not too many crocheted.  I am making it from Mirasol Miski in Bluebell.  It is a free pattern from here.

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7 comments:

Amy said...

Fun! I'm hitting up Stitches on Saturday...I am so looking forward to it :D

Becks said...

No, I don't think I would have waitedtwo hours either! Love the yarn you are using, Mirasol is my absolute fave.
xx

Minding My Own Stitches said...

Sounds like you've picked up some very good reads over the years. Must have been fun to meet Catherine Friend. Both her books sound really interesting, so I'll keep an eye for them!

As for the Yarn Harlot, I'm not sure I'd wait two hours for an author either. She is very gracious and funny, though, so if you get another chance with a shorter wait ...

paula said...

Rhinebeck! So jealous. I'll get there one day. In the meantime, it's lovely to read about everyone else's fun. Glad you enjoyed it!

RugbyMad said...

Sounds like you had a blast!

Keri said...

Rhinebeck sounds like sooo much fun. Next year when I'm there we should try to meet up.
And I might be a little biased here because I have shared knitting time and space with the Harlot fairly regularly, (we knit at the same LYS,) and time you can spend with her is a blast.

Josie said...

Didn't know Rhinebeck is known for books too.. thanks for throwing light on the sheepy books from Rhinebeck.