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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

A Rhinebeck Poem - The Weekend Recap

'Twas the Saturday of Rhinebeck, and in the Main Barn,

The Fold was stocked up on all STR yarn.

I grabbed two nice hanks off the hooks with great care,
To buy it all now, it later won't be there.

Jess at Golding and Kristy in the Brooks Farm craze,

Sairy and I wondered about in a fibery daze.

Christine had given us a lesson to learn to drop spin,
To prepare for the wheels we wanted to begin
When what to our fiber-crazed eyes should we see,
But two Ladybugs for sale at Carolina Spinnery

The credit cards ready for the Bugs and Lazy Kate,
My plastic came out as I claimed the Schacht's mate.

On alpacas, on bunnies, on Brooks Farm and more,

On cider, fried artichokes, and fiber galore.

As we trudged through the crowd with all our spinning gear,
The Ravelers all smiled and let out a cheer.
The spinners said congrats and smiled with great pride,
That these two knitter girls had gone to the dark side.
We nestled the Ladybugs, all snug in the car boot,
As we headed back to the booths to bring home more loot.

The parking for the Rav party had the neighbors all pissed,
So the meet-up that night we, unfortunately, missed.
Sairy on her wheel and I casting off Wicked in my lap,

Settled in for the night for a well-deserved nap.
On Sunday, we checked The Fold, who had recently re-stocked,
Sairy, a moment of weakness for the Socks that Rock.
To our dear fiber friends, adieu we do bide,

To start our way home for the 4 hour ride.
We re-count our yarn haul much to our own fear,
The yarn diet begins until Rhinebeck next year!


At 6:12 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

LOL! Awesome Shar! Go read the front page on Rav...Jess/Casey said the party was well received even when they had to 'move cars' and they (Elks) can't wait to host the party again next year. Just a little bit of fibbery?

Love the two ladybugs in the boot! LOL! They fit so well-like it was made to haul them ;-)

At 7:46 AM, Blogger Thea said...

you're good, you are. Glad you had a good weekend! Gorgsous STR. Sorry to have missed you, next year though, am promising myself.

The trip to PR also sounds great - love the lecherous barhounds - it's rough being gorgeous, huh?

At 10:08 AM, Blogger Kim said...

What a great Rhinebeck post! Rhinebeck is just like Christmas for me. Better even. I am so glad you & Sairy came over to the dark side. It was great seeing you and seeing youse guys giddy with delight over your adorable ladybugs. Wicked looks awesome, BTW.

At 10:27 AM, Blogger KubusKrafts said...

Dr Seuss would be so proud!

At 11:35 AM, Blogger Shelley said...

That was great! And congrats on the new wheel - you have to let me know how you like, I'm still in the market for one :)

At 11:57 AM, Blogger R a i n said...

Awesome poem, looks like you had so much fun!!

At 2:36 PM, Blogger Jessica said...

Dude. You rock! I knew your post would be awesome. :)

Can I have a copy of that pic of me and the boy? :)

At 2:51 PM, Blogger Robin said...

Love the pictures and the POEM! You got skillz for sure...I could never write such a great poem!

At 6:29 PM, Anonymous --Deb said...

Such a wonderful poem! And, I'm so excited for you, with the Ladybugs!! Yay for spinning!

At 10:19 AM, Blogger a friend to knit with said...

so much fun!
i was there, too. and we probably stood right next to each other without knowing! bummer.

At 6:39 AM, Blogger Bea said...

Sounds like great fun! Congrats on the ladybug and the awesome loot.


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