19 October, 2011

Pop! goes my (Rhinebeck) cherry

I don't take a lot of risks these days and I stick pretty close to home. It's not necessarily how I want to live, just a rut I've fallen into. So when Kim encouraged me to join a bunch of strangers in a house-share for the weekend of the Dutchess County Sheep & Wool Festival (Rhinebeck to those in the know), well, I had some trepidation. In the past few years I seem to have regressed to the insecurity and social awkwardness that plagued me in my teens. Still, Rhinebeck beckoned and I really liked the two housemates I already knew. I was ready to take a calculated risk.

What a whirlwind of awesomeness!

A gorgeous house

Our digs

Fun, friendly, talented people


Loads of fiber... great food... cute animals... even a baby.freaking.kangaroo!

Cute overload

I can't believe I ever felt hesitant. I'm going to try to keep in mind that this is the stuff at risk when I play it safe.

Can't wait to see everyone again next year!

(And next time I'll take more pictures.)


  1. I'm so glad you did come! I can be the same way even though I rarely regret when I do make an effort. And now next year you'll know everyone there and can be really relaxed. :-)

  2. Sounds like a great time, Gab!! Miss ya!

  3. I'm so glad you came to Rhinebeck. It wouldn't have been the same without you. These knitters are YOUR PEEPS!

  4. Yay, I am so glad you did take a risk. And I am glad to hear that you had a great time. I had a lovely time.

  5. If you hadn't come we wouldn't have had such a FABulous time! Can't wait to see you next year.

  6. So glad you came! I really enjoyed your company and hope I see you again next year. My first year I roomed with Deborah and Shameka who I had never met before (Kim assured me that they were not scary). It was a little awkward at first but super fun. Four years later we're still friends, so worth it.

  7. See? You all are proving my point. Big thanks to Kim for introducing me to my peeps! I think Kim is like a special curator...

    And Vicki, miss you too, dear. You're a perfect reminder of the awesome people (yourself included) with whom I was lucky enough to work.

    Love you all!