Day 2 of Rhinebeck dawned much grayer, although by the time we checked out of our hotel and headed for the fairground, it still wasn't actually raining. We only had a few hours to spend before our drive home, so we got to work right away. I started out by paying my annual pilgrimage to Dr. Mel and his handsome husband David, at Red Maple Sportswear.
While there are many, many reasons to go visit them -- gorgeous sportswear made from alpaca and other natural fibers! a disco ball! --
the top reason for me has to be Mel in a kilt.
By the time the drizzle started, I had seen Jody (of Knotions fame), Kristy and Christy:
Barb (posing here with Mindy):
some BBF customers (hi, Connie!) and all the other folks whose photos I forgot to take. Of course, there were lots of adorable fiber animals, like this alpaca
the obligatory goat shot for Mindy:
Including a parade of sheep wearing jackets!
Even two ducks
and a kangaroo.
By the time we had to leave, I was so sad at having to say goodbye to my pals that I got all choked up. But at least I have this photo of Veve and I to keep under my pillow.
When I got home, I realized there were a bunch of people I didn't get to see -- Lars, Lorraine, Kristin N., Lymie Melissa, etc. -- but there's always next year, right?
P.S. Next week at BBF: border leicester/mohair/silk blend roving....