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I Missed It All.



Well, I missed the greatest fiber fest of the year, and a whole lot of great news from the sound of it! But thursday before my foot became its worst, we did get to a Bruins game-and they won. I LOVE hockey. And yes, that is me and my two husbands on the big screen, belly and all.

Things you do when a bum leg keeps you from playing with the other kids at Rhinebeck:

1) You begin thinking about what to make with that soft grey alpaca you picked up in Connecticut this year, and find yourself wondering what posessed you to buy 1280 yards of sportweight?
2) You desperately rush to the mall when no one's looking in the vain hopes of getting a set of US 3 needles at JoAnn's, with no luck of course.
3) You teach yourself how to knit I-cord. (It was very easy after all!)
4) You cry like a baby, much to your husband's confusion. This includes kicking, hiding in the bathroom, and wailing "I want to goooooo!" and other various immature behaviors that you would see only from a 2 year old.
5) You eat. A lot.
6) You spend. A lot. In this case it was on furniture, since there are many stores in our immediate vicinity, so I didn't have to walk far or sit for too long in the car.
7) And last but most strangely, you feel a distinct sense of loss and loneliness, and find yourself sniffing and hugging the most wooly-scented bundles of yarn in your stash throughout the weekend.

Maybe I was trying to capture some of the fun and excitement I was missing....

9 comments:

Karen said...

Oh no!! :( I wondered if I had missed you in all the bustle. I did see your mom and didn't think to ask where you were until after I had talked to her - I think I just assumed you were buying something at another booth. I'm so sorry you had to miss it. :( I can only imagine how upset you felt. Wwwaaaaa.

Kathy said...

We missed you! But there will be many more Rhinebecks (don't I sound like a mom.) Hope that you took it easy and got lots of rest.

Carole said...

It wasn't the same without you. But you made the right decision - there was a lot of walking and it would have been too much. Don't you hate being a grown up?

Anonymous said...

We missed you, Heather! Carole's right, though: my legs still ache from all the walking, and I"m not even preggers.

Chris said...

Oh, I'm sooo sorry you had to miss it! Did your mom at least bring you back a little sumthin?

maryse said...

we did indeed miss you. i asked your mom where you were as i had hoped to meet you.

but honestly, saturday was crowded and you would have been miserable.

it was a good decision. there will be more wool.

JessaLu said...

You were definitely missed...but you made a good decision to stay home, there was a LOT of walking ;o) (and even some running - did Carole tell you she made a break for the fleece sale? *g*)

JessaLu said...

You were definitely missed...but you made a good decision to stay home, there was a LOT of walking ;o) (and even some running - did Carole tell you she made a break for the fleece sale? *g*)

Monica said...

We missed you! I was sore from knees to waist after the first day, let's not talk about the second day. I'm still recovering.